FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2001
Contact: Carina Tagupa
HONOLULUSenate Republicans are saddened by the loss of Maureen Reagan, a valiant and active member of the Republican Party.
Ms. Reagan, daughter of actress Jane Wyman and former President Ronald Reagan, died August 8 at her California home after a courageous five-year battle with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She was 60 years old.
"Maureen shared her father's passion for politics and was a crusader with a sprightly spirit. On behalf of the Senate Republicans, I offer our heartfelt condolences to her husband Dennis, their daughter, and the entire Reagan family," Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom said.
In addition to being a best-selling author and holding numerous leadership positions in the Republican Party, Ms. Reagan was perhaps most renowned for her commitment to raising awareness for Alzheimer's disease and the importance of caregiver support, following her father's announcement in 1994. Ms. Reagan was elected as a member of the Alzheimer's Association's National Board in 1998.
Ms. Reagan is survived by her husband of more than two decades, Dennis C. Revell; their 16 year old daughter Rita Revell, who arrived from Uganda, Africa in 1994; her father Former President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan; her mother Jane Wyman; her brothers Michael Reagan and Ron Reagan; her sister Patti Davis; and her aunt Mrs. Neil (Bess) Reagan.
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