Program for Nancy Reagan’s funeral in Southern California

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The program for Friday’s funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan, from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation:

Former first lady Nancy Reagan, 87, the widow of America's 40th president, Ronald Reagan, attends a ceremony to unveil a statue of her husband in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Washington. Reagan, who died June 5, 2004, at age 93, had a celebrated career as a movie actor before entering politics, first as a conservative Republican governor of California and then gaining the White House in 1981 for two terms where he presided over the thawing of the Cold War. The statue, one of the two allocated to California, is part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, next to her husband, who died on June 5, 2004. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with a musical prelude to begin at 10:15 a.m. by the Santa Susana High School Advanced Women’s Choir and Abbe Road A Cappella and an instrumental prelude by the 1st Marine Division Band, Marine Corps Camp Pendleton.

The Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy, Vicar, Washington National Cathedral, will preside over the funeral.

The program includes:

  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” sung by the Santa Susana High School Choir
  • Reading of Proverbs 31:10-31 by Anne Peterson, Nancy Reagan’s niece
  • Letter from Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan, read by Brian Mulroney
  • “Ave Maria,” sung by opera singer Ana Marie Martinez
  • Reading of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 by Barton Hegeler, Nancy Reagan’s nephew
  • Reading of John 14:1-6 by Diane Sawyer
  • “Pie Jesu-Requiem,” sung by Martinez
  • Reflections by James A. Baker
  • Reflections by Tom Brokaw
  • Reflections by Patti Davis
  • Reflections by Ronald Prescott Reagan
  • “Amazing Grace,” sung by the Santa Susana High School Choir
  • Recessional with bagpipe played by Piper Major Bill Boetticher
  • “God Bless America”

Notable guests:

  • Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush
  • Michelle Obama
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Rosalynn Carter
  • Tricia Nixon Cox
  • Steven Ford
  • Lynda Bird Johnson Robb
  • Luci Baines Johnson
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Newt and Callista Gingrich
  • Capt. Christopher Bolt, commanding officer USS Ronald Reagan
  • Katie Couric
  • Sam Donaldson
  • Chris Matthews
  • Larry King
  • Wayne Newton
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Melissa Rivers
  • Tina Sinatra
  • Tom Selleck
  • John Stamos
  • Mr. T

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