A spokeswoman says it's been "a really hard ten years" for Nancy Reagan. It was ten years ago that the world learned Ronald Reagan was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The former president died of complications from the disease at the age of 93.
In an emotional moment, Mrs. Reagan laid her head on her husband's casket during a private ceremony at the Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California Monday.
Family spokeswoman Joanne Drake says it's "an extremely sad time" for Mrs. Reagan, but there is "definitely a sense of relief" that her husband is no longer suffering.
Drake also says the former first lady is thankful for the thousands of expressions of sympathy the family has received.