The Johnson Family and LBJ Presidential Library Remember Nancy Reagan

Mar 07, 2016

The Johnson Family and LBJ Presidential Library remember former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94.

The Reagans were friends of the Johnsons and in particular, Lady Bird Johnson, who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Reagan in 1988 (pictured below).


President Reagan and Nancy Reagan posing with Lady Bird Johnson during a Congressional Medal reception for Lady Bird Johnson in the Blue Room at the White House. [Reagan Library photo, C46727-17A. April 28, 1988. Download.]

Statement from Luci Baines Johnson:

The world may remember Nancy Reagan as her husband's mainstay during the times of national triumph and tragedy. But our family will always be touched to tears by her extraordinary kindness to us that transcended politics.

Decades after daddy's death she included us in the dedication of the Reagan Library and came half way across the country in her late 80's just to attend mother's funeral.

Our hearts go out to her grieving family and friends. We mourn her loss and join a grateful nation for her service to our country.

Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to President Reagan.

If you would like to send the Reagan family your condolences, we invite you to sign a book of remembrances currently on display in the lobby of the LBJ Library. The book will be delivered to the Reagan Library.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Reagan.


Governor's Dinner at the White House. L-R: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, and President Johnson. [LBJ Library photo by Robert Knudsen, C7461-13. March 18, 1967. Download.]


First Ladies group photo. L-R: Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, and Barbara Bush. [LBJ Library photo by unknown, D11275. 1994. Download.]


L-R (first row): Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, former President Jimmy Carter, Laura Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton at Lady Bird Johnson’s funeral at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas on July 14, 2007. [LBJ Library photo by Christina S. Murrey. Download.]