California Senate Republicans remember Nancy Reagan as a leader who brought grace and dignity to the White House.
"The United States of America lost a true leader who was committed to her husband and her country. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was a beacon of support and leadership for California's former Governor and America's 40th President, Ronald Reagan. Both shared an amazing sense of duty to our nation and led with humility and dignity during a time when our nation was in turmoil. I have profound admiration for Mrs. Reagan. We should never forget her legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family."
-- Senator Republican Leader Jean Fuller
"It was with great sorrow that I learned of the death of First Lady Nancy Reagan. She gave constant and faithful counsel to her husband; was an advocate for America’s youth and an inspiration to the entire nation. But it was her unyielding devotion to him, that proved the central inspiration for a President who helped America believe in itself again. Mrs. Reagan’s legacy and positive impact on the country that mourns her passing cannot be overstated."
-- Senator Joel Anderson
"I am saddened to learn of Nancy's passing, but take comfort in that she will be reunited with her husband and best friend, President Reagan. She was a wonderful first lady and an integral part of the Reagan Revolution, inspiring generations of women. Nancy lived a life of grace and dignity that serves as a positive model for others to follow, and our nation will always be grateful for her service. John and I send our condolences to her family."
-- Senator Pat Bates
"I’m terribly saddened by the passing of our great former First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Her legacy will not be forgotten and my prayers are with her family."
-- Senator Ted Gaines
"Nancy Reagan brought a grace and style to the White House that may be impossible for other First Ladies to match. She was more than just a wife to Ronald Reagan. She was his sun on a stormy day, the pillar he leaned against when under a heavy load. Longtime aide Michael K. Deaver, once said: ‘Without Nancy, there would have been no Governor Reagan, no President Reagan.’ She will be missed."
-- Senator Bob Huff
"My prayers and deepest condolences are with the Reagan family as they mourn the loss of Nancy Reagan. Nancy exemplified dignity and grace. Her influence, as well as the love and devotion she had for her husband and our nation, will not be forgotten."
-- Senator John Moorlach
"Mrs. Reagan played a vital role in establishing a legacy of principle and duty that still resonates today. She and President Reagan were the perfect partners. Their marriage was anchored not only in their love for one another, but also in their deep commitment to our state and nation. Together they set an example of strength and dignity for generations of Americans. Joanie and I join our country in grieving her loss and praying for her family."
-- Senator Mike Morrell
"One of the greatest First Ladies, Nancy Reagan passed away at age 94. She was an inspiration to all of us. My condolences go out to the entire Reagan family."
-- Senator Janet Nguyen
"My heart goes out to the Reagan family. President Reagan’s historic heights were achieved because Nancy was his true partner."
-- Senator Jim Nielsen
"Nancy Reagan was a remarkable woman and gracious leader who brought dignity and poise to the role of First Lady of California and First Lady of the United States of America. Her many contributions to our country will not be forgotten."
-- Senator Sharon Runner
"I join my fellow Californians, and those across our nation, in mourning the passing of Nancy Reagan. As the First Lady of the United States, and before that, the First Lady of California, Mrs. Reagan set an example of style, grace and deep love for her husband for generations to follow."
-- Senator Jeff Stone
"First Lady Nancy Reagan was a great and gracious lady. She and President Reagan were true service leaders. They leave a legacy of the power of positive change. God bless the Reagan family in their time of grief."
-- Senator Andy Vidak
Photos provided by: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library