Nancy Reagan at home with her husband, California Governor Candidate Ronald Reagan and son Ronnie, 1965.
Nancy Reagan at home with her husband, California Governor Candidate Ronald Reagan and son Ronnie, 1965.Bill Ray—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Nancy Reagan at home with her husband, California Governor Candidate Ronald Reagan and son Ronnie, 1965.
Nancy Reagan at home with her husband, California Governor Candidate Ronald Reagan and son Ronnie, 1965.
Nancy Reagan at home with her husband, California Governor Candidate Ronald Reagan and son Ronnie, 1965.
Nancy Reagan and her son, Ronnie, playing with a puppy at home in California, 1965.
California gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan holding hands with wife Nancy while on the campaign trail, 1966.
California Republican gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan,wife Nancy waving to spectators as they ride in back of convertible car outside while on the campaign trail, 1966.
Nancy Reagan with her husband Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail, 1966.
Nancy Reagan wearing a dress from designer Galanos, 1967.
Designer James Galanos coat worn by Nancy Reagan at Governor's Mansion, 1967.
Nancy Reagan wearing a patterned dress from designer Galanos, 1967.
Nancy Reagan relaxing at home, 1967.
Nancy Reagan at home with her husband, California Governor Candidate Ronald Reagan and son Ronnie, 1965.
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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died from congestive heart failure at age 94. The former actress was already used to the public spotlight when her husband Ronald ran for California governor in 1966.

Liz Ronk, who edited this gallery, is the Photo Editor for LIFE.com. Follow her on Twitter @lizabethronk.

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