LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement regarding the passing of former First Lady Betty Ford:
"Betty Ford was an outstanding Michigander and a shining example of how one person can truly make a difference. Her groundbreaking work in breast cancer awareness and treatment as well as her pioneering efforts to help those struggling with addiction changed the lives of millions of people for the better. She was a role model for us all as she lived her life with grace and dignity. While Michigan mourns the loss of this extraordinary woman, we are thankful for her years of dedication to our state and its people.
Sue and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Ford family, in particular children Michael, John, Steven and Susan."