Nancy Reagan Through the Years – on the Cover of PEOPLE

The former first lady posed for PEOPLE multiple times before, during and after her years in the White House

FEBRUARY 1989

To commemorate their White House exit and move back out west to Bel Air, California, PEOPLE covered the former first couple's adjustment to life post-presidency. In their new home, Nancy set up an office for the Nancy Reagan foundation, to continue the anti-drug work she began in Washington.