Here is a schedule of funeral plans for President Ford (all times are local):
Friday, Dec. 29
— 12:20 p.m., President Ford's casket arrives at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif. Mrs. Ford and the family will have a private prayer service.
— 1:15 p.m., close friends and guests will arrive at St. Margaret's for private visitation. The Ford family will return to their residence.
— 4:20 p.m., public repose begins at St. Margaret's. The church will remain open until 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. on Saturday.
Saturday, Dec. 30
— 9 a.m., departure ceremony from St. Margaret's.
— 9:40 a.m., Ford's body leaves St. Margaret's for Washington, D.C.
— 5:20 p.m., Ford's body arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, traveling to the U.S. Capitol. The motorcade will pause at the World War II Memorial.
— 6:20 p.m., the casket will be carried up the east steps of the Capitol to the door of the House of Representatives.
— 7 p.m., state funeral begins in the Capitol Rotunda.
— 8:20 p.m., Ford's body lies in state.
Sunday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 1
— Ford's body continues in state.
Tuesday, Jan. 2
— 8:30 a.m., the casket is moved from the Rotunda to the U.S. Senate door for a period of repose.
— 9:15 a.m., departure ceremony on the east steps of the U.S. Senate.
— 10 a.m., Ford's casket arrives at Washington National Cathedral.
— 10:30 a.m., funeral services will begin.
— 12:15 p.m., casket will leave the cathedral for trip to Grand Rapids, Mich.
— 2:15 p.m., body will arrive in Michigan.
— 3:30 p.m., casket will arrive at the presidential museum in Grand Rapids. An arrival ceremony for Mrs. Ford and guests will follow. The body will lie in public repose through the night.
Wednesday, Jan. 3
— 2 p.m., funeral services at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids. The president will be interred at a hillside site north of the museum.
Thursday, Jan. 4
— 1 p.m., Mrs. Ford and the family will return to California.