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The Obamas, Bush Family And Others Remember Nancy Reagan

"Some believe that without Nancy Reagan, there would be no Ronald Reagan," Sen. Lindsey Graham said.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is being remembered for her grace, her class and most of all, her love for her husband, President Ronald Reagan. 

Condolences poured in across social media shortly after news broke that Nancy Reagan died Sunday morning at her California home at the age of 94. A spokeswoman for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library said the cause of death was congestive heart failure. 

The Reagans for decades have been hailed as conservative icons. As first lady, Nancy Reagan championed the national "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. In her later years, she also supported same-sex marriage, according to her daughter. 

Below are some of the remembrances of Nancy Reagan from around the web: 

  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
    "Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a
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    "Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were fortunate to benefit from her proud example, and her warm and generous advice. Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here. Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives. We offer our sincere condolences to their children, Patti, Ron, and Michael, and to their grandchildren.  And we remain grateful for Nancy Reagan's life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again."
  • Barbara Bush
    The former first lady, whose husband served as vice president during Reagan's administration, released a statement shortly af
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    The former first lady, whose husband served as vice president during Reagan's administration, released a statement shortly after Nancy Reagan's passing:

    "Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more. George and I send our prayers and condolences to her family."
  • Hillary Clinton
  • President George W. Bush
    "Laura and I are saddened by the loss of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan was fiercely loyal to her beloved husban
    Jae C. Hong/Pool/Getty
    "Laura and I are saddened by the loss of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan was fiercely loyal to her beloved husband, and that devotion was matched only by her devotion to our country. Her influence on the White House was complete and lasting. During her time as first lady and since, she raised awareness about drug abuse and breast cancer. When we moved into the White House, we benefitted from her work to make those historic rooms beautiful. Laura and I are grateful for the life of Nancy Reagan, and we send our condolences to the entire Reagan family."
  • President Jimmy Carter
    "Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of
    AP
    "Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of conviction and her lifelong devotion to her husband. Her "just say no" campaign prevented many young people from falling prey to the allure of drug use; and her advocacy of stem cell research raised public awareness and influenced decision makers about vital research for Alzheimer's disease. We extend our condolences to her family at this difficult time. 
  • Katie Couric
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
    "No matter your party or political ideology, this is a sad day for America. Nancy Reagan was an exemplary first lady. A devot
    Tony Dejak/AP
    "No matter your party or political ideology, this is a sad day for America. Nancy Reagan was an exemplary first lady. A devoted partner, she was her husband's most trusted advisor and, as such, served our country well. Even after her time in the White House, she was an outspoken advocate for stem-cell research to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Nancy Reagan had a good heart, and she will be dearly missed."
  • Donald Trump
  • The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
  • Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R)
    "Nancy Reagan was the rock behind one of the greatest leaders of our time. She was her husband's greatest source of strength
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    "Nancy Reagan was the rock behind one of the greatest leaders of our time. She was her husband's greatest source of strength through the toughest decisions he made as president. She embodied grace and poise for generations of Americans.  In true Nancy Reagan fashion, she became a crusader in the battle against the disease that ultimately took President Reagan's life, Alzheimer's. It was a great honor for me and Mary Pat to be welcomed by her to the Reagan Library in 2011 and it will be a memory we will always treasure. The nation will truly miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Reagan family."
  • Maria Shriver
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- S.C.)
    "We are all saddened by the passing&nbsp;of Nancy Reagan.<br><br>Some believe that without Nancy Reagan, there would be no Ro
    John Bazemore/AP
    "We are all saddened by the passing of Nancy Reagan.

    Some believe that without Nancy Reagan, there would be no Ronald Reagan. She lived an incredible life of public service and private charity. 

    Nancy Reagan was a terrific first lady during one of the truly great periods of the American presidency. The nation will mourn her passing." 
  • Reagan's stepson Michael Reagan
  • Former New York Gov. George Pataki
  • Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-In-Chief Steve Forbes
  • USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Library
  • Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
  • Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)
  • Watch What Happens Live Host Andy Cohen
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