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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Kevin Surbaugh

Credit: Maria Rachel Melchor | Defense Imagery
Management Operations Center |
Date Taken: 06/10/2012
Former first lady Barbara Bush smiles for a
photograph aboard her husband's namesake ship and the U.S.
Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush
(CVN 77), June 10, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship
hosted Bush, her husband and members of their family,
including former President George W. Bush, for the ceremony
in the ship's hangar bay. (U.S. Navy photo by
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class
Maria Rachel D. Melchor)
Houston, TX - Just after 7 p.m. last on April 17, 2018, the news broke that former first lady Barbara Bush had passed away early Tuesday evening.
CNN reported,
Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband's office. She was 92.
She was only the second woman to have had both a husband and a son who was elected President.
It had been announced Sunday that the former First Lady had chosen to not receive any further medical treatment, instead to focus on "comfort care".
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church (717 Sage Road) in Houston, which she and former President George H.W. Bush regularly attended, according to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library's website. She will lay in repose on Friday at the church from noon until midnight. Burial will be at the Library College Station.

She is survived by her husband and their children George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.  Barbara Pierce Bush was born June 8,1925.

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