The public is being invited to pay their respects to the late Barbara Bush. The former First Lady and wife of President George H.W. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Her son, former President George W. Bush, wrote in a statement last night that his family is sad, but their souls are settled because they know hers was too. Bush was also the mother of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Barbara Bush had something in common with Abigail Adams. They are the only two U.S. First Ladies to later become mothers of U.S. Presidents. Our second President John Adams and Mrs. Adams were the parents of the 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams.
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With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush's image was what she laughingly called "everybody's grandmother." But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy , an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president.
Bush, 92, died Tuesday, shortly after her family announced she was in failing health and would decline further medical treatment in favor of "comfort care." There were no details of her specific health problems.
The announcement was made in a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.