The former First Lady has died at age 93.
In addition to being one of the most down to earth and kind people to serve as First Lady she also made news herself on several occassions.
Her openess with her battle with breast cancer helped bring a formerly taboo subject into the light and is credited with saving thousands of lives. Women who would not have otherwise asked their doctors about it did so and many were saved.
The Betty Ford Center for Substance Abuse has also saved many lives.
By all accounts a pure class act, much like her late husband.