President Gerald Ford died at his California home on December 26, 2006. He was 93 years old.
Funeral services for President Ford were held at St. Margaret's Parish in Palm Desert, California; at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; and at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following the services in Grand Rapids on January 3, 2007, President Ford was interred on the grounds of his Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Upon his passing, President George W. Bush declared a thirty day National Period of Mourning that concluded on January 25, 2007.
Since the passing of President Ford, citizens, organizations, and institutions have bestowed honors and tributes upon the former President, reflecting their gratitude and appreciation for his service to the country as a sailor, congressman, Vice President, and Thirty-Eighth President of the United States.
Book (Summaries of funeral ceremonies
and tributes from members of Congress - large PDF file)
U. S. Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford