Michelle Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver, ex-President George W. Bush and former First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter were among the dignitaries mourning the death of Betty Ford at a memorial service in Palm Desert, California on Tuesday (12Jul11).
Ford, the widow of former U.S. President Gerald Ford, died on Friday (08Jul11).
Carter joined news anchor Cokie Roberts among those who delivered eulogies to honour the beloved humanitarian, who founded the Betty Ford Clinic. The centre has become a sanctuary for celebrities dealing with addiction issues.