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47 Photos That Capture How Much Nancy Reagan Loved Ron


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Nancy Reagan passed away at the age of 94 this morning. She married Ronald Reagan on March 4th, 1952. This weekend would have been their 64th wedding anniversary. Here's a tribute to their love & to the woman about whom Reagan said, "I could not possibly imagine life without her."

When they joked together.

2/15/1954 The Reagan's sitting aboard a boat on Lake Mead in Nevada
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When the Reagans found out they would be parents.

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When Ron became Governor of California.

402010 02: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan share a laugh in this undated file photo. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 4th 2002. (Photo courtesy Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images)
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When she let Ron wear these pants.

1975-1976 Ronald Reagan Nancy Reagan Ron Reagan Patti Davis Maureen Reagan Michael Reagan at the Reagan home in Pacific Palisades California
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When she introduced her husband as the President of the United States for the first time at his Inaugural Ball in 1981.

1/20/1981 President Reagan Nancy Reagan speaking at podium at Inaugural Ball at Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.
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And welcomed him to the Oval Office.

5/21/1986 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan talking in the Oval Office
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And all that comes with it.

1/29/1984 Nancy Reagan hugs President Reagan as he makes an address to the nation announcing the Reagan-Bush candidacies for Re-election
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When she held Ron's hand after an assassination attempt in 1981.

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And walked him out of the hospital a few days after.

4/11/1981 President Reagan leaving George Washington Hospital escorted by Nancy Reagan and daughter Patti Davis
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When Ron had to help Nancy too.

7/21/1984 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan with horses at Camp David
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When Ron surprised her dressed as Santa for Christmas.

12/24/1983 Mrs. Reagan sits on Santa Claus's (President Reagan) lap at a Christmas eve party at the Wick residence in Washington DC
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And under the mistletoe.

12/9/1984 President Reagan kisses Nancy Reagan under mistletoe Christmas decorations at the White House
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When they hugged.

9/20/1985 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan together in Bethesda Naval Hospital
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8/15/1988 President Reagan attends a Republican Party Luncheon Honoring Nancy Reagan at the New Orleans Convention Center
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 4, 1988: (FILE PHOTO) Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan celebrate their 36th anniversary at a staff surprise party on March 4, 1988 in the Residence at the White House. Reagan turns 93 on February 6, 2004. (Photo by Mary-Anne Fackelman-Miner/The White House/Getty Images)
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UNDATED: (FILE PHOTO) Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan share a moment in this undated file photo. Reagan turns 93 on February 6, 2004.(Photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images)
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And kissed.

402010 06: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan kisses former First Lady Nancy Reagan in this undated file photo. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 4th 2002. (Photo courtesy Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images)
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402010 07: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan kisses former First Lady Nancy Reagan in this undated file photo. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 4th 2002. (Photo courtesy Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images)
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402010 04: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan kisses former First Lady Nancy Reagan in this undated file photo. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 4th 2002. (Photo courtesy Ronald Reagan Presidental Library/Getty Images)
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1/20/1981 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan kissing at Blair House before the Inaugural Ceremony
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When Nancy asked Ron to dance.

2/6/1981 President's 70th birthday party Nancy Reagan holding hands with the President in East Room with Barbara Bush looking on
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They danced.

5/21/1981 President Reagan dances with Nancy Reagan in Cross Hall during a state dinner for Chancellor Schmidt of West Germany
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12/19/1985 President Reagan dancing with Nancy Reagan at the Senior Staff Christmas Party in the East Room
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12/31/1987 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan dancing at a New Year's eve party at Sunnylands the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage California
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And sang.

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And when Reagan had to cut in on Frank Sinatra.

2/6/1981 President Reagan cutting in on Nancy Reagan and Frank Sinatra dancing at the President's birthday party in the East Room
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They laughed.

2/26/1981 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan talking with Bob Hope during the State Dinner for Prime Minister Thatcher at the White House
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10/2/1982 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan at Camp David making a radio address to the nation on drug abuse and crime
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1/21/1985 Nancy Reagan reacts to being told she forgot to introduce President Reagan at Inaugural band concert at Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland
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And just loved being together.

1/20/1981 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan posing in the White House red room before attending the Inaugural Balls in Washington DC
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When she let Ron wear this cowboy hat.

9/18/1985 President Reagan Nancy Reagan during the Congressional Barbecue and entertainment by Mickey Gilley and receiving a gift of a cowboy hat on the South Lawn
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And she wore this one.

9/20/1986 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan hugging at Camp David, Maryland
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When Ron stole a photographer's camera to take a photo of Nancy.

5/19/1988 Attending the White House News Photographers' Association Dinner President taking photograph of Nancy Reagan with Jim Kuhn and Larry Rubenstein at Sheraton Washington Hotel
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Mickey & Minnie loved them.

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As did their dog Rex.

1/16/1988 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan walking with their dog Rex
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They honored American sacrifices.

6/6/1984 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan walking through Omaha Beach Cemetery in Normandy France
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6/6/1984 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan during a trip to France and the 40th Anniversary Of D-Day landings touring the area gun emplacements at Pointe du Hoc Normandy
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From the palaces of France...

6/6/1982 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan attending dinner at the Grand Trianon Palace in Versailles France
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... to the castles of Scotland.

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To the beaches of Indonesia.

4/30/1986 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan walking along the beach in Bali Indonesia
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In sickness...

7/14/1985 President Reagan in Bethesda Hospital for surgery to remove a polyp to his colon Nancy Reagan visit
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...and in health.

2/1/1983 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan toasting at a reception for Republican Eagles in Washington DC
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She was there by her husband's side.

2/6/1983 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan returning via Marine One to the White House after a trip to Camp David on the South Lawn
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And after eight years in the White House, Ron surprised Nancy at her birthday celebration. Here is what he said:

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When Ron was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she cared even more for him.

UNDATED: (FILE PHOTO) Former President Ronald Reagan gets a kiss from his wife Nancy on the occasion of his 89th birthday February 6, 2000 at their home in Bel Air, California. Reagan turns 92 on February 6, 2003. (Photo courtesy of Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation/Getty Images)
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Through to the very end.

WASHINGTON - JUNE 11: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan kisses the casket of her late husband, former President Ronald Reagan, in the Capitol rotunda June 11, 2004 in Washington, DC. Shortly afterwards, the casket was moved to the National Cathedral for the funeral. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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SIMI VALLEY, CA - JUNE 11: Former first lady Nancy Reagan leans into the casket of former President Ronald Reagan during the interment ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library June 11, 2004 in Simi Valley, California. Reagan died of pneumonia due to complications with Alzheimer's at age 93 at his home in California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian - Pool/Getty Images)
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Honoring his legacy.

Assisted by US Representative John Boehner (L) former US First Lady Nancy Reagan, reaches out to touch the statue of her husband US President Ronald Reagan during unveiling ceremonies on June 3, 2009 in the Rotunda at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Now they are together again.

7/4/1986 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard the USS Iowa during the International Naval Review in New York Harbor
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Rest in Peace, Nancy.

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