December 29, 2006 Family and close friends of the late President Gerald Ford gather at the family church in Palm Desert, Calif., for a private prayer service. A Marine band played as military pall-bearers carried Mr. Ford's flag-draped casket inside St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Thousands of people turned out to watch the funeral procession make its way through town.
December 27, 2006 Friends and colleagues of America's 38th president remembered him as a selfless public servant, a man of integrity, honesty and humor who led a nation shaken by the Watergate scandal.
December 27, 2006 Gerald Ford was eager to get word out about the need for quick action at the first signs of a stroke. He should know: He refused to be tested when he suffered a stroke in 2000. In an interview in 2002, Ford shared his experience with journalist (and fellow stroke survivor) Richard L. Harris.
December 27, 2006 Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States and the only one to assume the office without being elected president or vice president, has died. He was 93. Former first lady Betty Ford announced his death Tuesday in a brief statement. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country," she said.