Funeral service held for Nancy Reagan

Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 15:53:23-05

Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, next to her husband.

Related: Photos: Remembering former First Lady Nancy Reagan

The funeral was held Friday.

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

The program included:

— "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 former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

— "Ave Maria," sung by opera singer Ana Maria 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:

Presidential families:

— 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

Current and former politicians:

— California Gov. Jerry Brown

— Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

— Former California Gov. Pete Wilson

— Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi

— Newt and Callista Gingrich

— Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz


— Capt. Christopher Bolt, commanding officer USS Ronald Reagan

Media and celebrities:

— Katie Couric

— Sam Donaldson

— Steve Forbes

— Larry King

— Chris Matthews

— Peggy Noonan

— Diane Sawyer

— Bo Derek

— Mike Love

— Wayne Newton

— Anjelica Huston

— Melissa Rivers

— Tina Sinatra

— Tom Selleck

— Gary Sinise

— Yakov Smirnoff

— John Stamos

— Mr. T

Source: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation