'He Was Lucky to Have Her': Obama Pays Tribute to Nancy Reagan
President Obama just took a few moments to remember Nancy Reagan, paying tribute to the "extraordinary love" between President Reagan and the First Lady.
Obama spoke at the conclusion of an economic meeting at the White House following Mrs. Reagan's death Sunday at age 94.
"She will be missed," he said, remembering that Mrs. Reagan "could not have been more gracious and charming" to himself and the First Lady.
Obama said that Nancy provided President Reagan with "extraordinary comfort and strength" during "really hard times."
"As somebody who's been lucky enough to have an extraordinary partner in my life as well, I know how much she meant not just to President Reagan but to the country as a whole. He was lucky to have her," said Obama.
William La Jeunesse reported that private services will be held for Mrs. Reagan's family and friends in Santa Monica.
The casket will then be taken to the Reagan Presidential Library for one or two days of public viewing, followed by the funeral.
The funeral date has not been set.