Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Proper Inside Format for a letter


Can you please advise the proper way to title a former First Lady in the inside address of a letter. Do I type Former First Lady or First Lady?   I am aware of the proper use of Dear Mrs. _____:  Thank you.

She is to be addressed as a private citizen.
    So, for example, most formally, Nancy Reagan would have been addressed on an envelope as:
         Mrs. Ronald Reagan

      And the salutation would have been:
         Dear Mrs. Reagan

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Constance Hoffman


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