Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced

Mar 7, 2016 6:07 PM by News Staff

Sidebar: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nancy Reagan spent decades protecting the legacy of her husband, but some of President Ronald Reagan's famous political advice appears lost among the White House candidates who embrace him as a guiding light.

It's known as the 11th Commandment: Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican.

The former first lady's death Sunday closed the Reagan era at a time when crude insults and incivility have shaped the party's 2016 presidential primary.

It's a clashing image, compared with the sunny "Morning again in America" theme Reagan employed a generation ago.

The 40th president didn't author the advice about restraint on the campaign trail, but he recognized the GOP needed to avoid infighting that could lead to a splintered party and a November defeat.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday that Nancy Reagan will lie in repose for public visitation on Wednesday from1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation to the library will be by shuttle from a bank property in Simi Valley.

Friday's funeral starts at 11 a.m. and will be closed to the public. Nancy Reagan will be buried next to her husband at the library.

She died of congestive heart failure on Sunday at her Los Angeles home. She was 94. Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.

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