Barbara Bush has died after announcing through her spokesman that she would be getting any further medical help. The former First Lady had been suffering from failing health.
Daily Mail reported that she passed away on April 17, 2018. Many former presidents and other famous people have taken to social media to share their condolences to the Bush family.
George W. Bush is one of the people who has sent tributes to his mother. She passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92, just two days after stating that she no longer wanted medical treatment.
George H.W. Bush held the hand of his wife all day on Tuesday. He was by her side when she passed away.
Barbara was often seen appearing in her trademark fake pearl chokers and snow-white hair. She displayed no vanity about her white hair or wrinkles.
At a 1988 Republican National Convention where her husband was nominated to succeed Ronald Reagan, she stated that what you saw with her was what you got. She clarified that she was not running for president but that her husband was.
Her husband’s office announced her passing in a statement. 'A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92,' it read.
'My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions.'
George W. Bush, Daily Mail, April 18, 2018
Her funeral has been planned for 11 am on Saturday at St Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. She will lie in repose from noon until midnight on Friday at the church.
The funeral service is by invitation only. Her burial will be on the grounds of the Bush library at Texas A&M University in College Station.
One of her 14 grandchildren, Texas land commissioner George P. Bush, also shared his thoughts on her passing. He shared that his grandmother's life had been focused on others.
The commissioner revealed that she was a top adviser and confidante for his grandfather and a steady, loving and guiding hand for her family. He added that she was an inspiration and an example for all.
The grandchild shared that she hadn’t just lived life, but had lived it well and that she would be missed and seen again. President Donald Trump released a joint statement with First Lady Melania Trump.
Her other son, Jeb Bush, who was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007, also wrote thanking people for their thoughts and prayers. Some of the many people, including former presidents who sent messages included, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
Former President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, said she smiled when she thought of Barbara because her candor was always refreshing and her grace had been endless. The Bush family had announced in a statement on April 15, 2018, that Barbara was in failing health, and had chosen to focus on 'comfort care.'
She had been battling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart problems in recent years.