Have a look at how they lead this off.
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.
Note also, that this statement is political. The one achievement they reference is her break with Republicans over stem cell research.
And finally, notice the hedging on whether they are together in Heaven. ” . . . prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.”
Maybe they think her husband is in hell, which is where most people like the Obamas in the 1980s wished he would go and thought he was headed.