US former first lady passes on

US former first lady passes on

Former First Lady of the United States of America, Barbara Bush, 92, is dead.


The feisty, outspoken first lady died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 shortly after her family announced she was in failing health.

The announcement was made in a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.

There are however, no details of her specific health problems.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H. W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce.

 He was born in New York City on June 8, 1925. In 1945 she married George H.W. Bush, who became vice president in 1981 and president in 1989, the same year she started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. In 2001 her son George W. Bush was inaugurated president. 

She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson 'Robin' Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce

Bush was “broken-hearted” over the loss of his “beloved Barbara” and was said to have held her hand all day. He was “at her side” when she passed away, his chief of staff said.

In a statement, her son, former President George W. Bush, called his mother "a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other."

He also said, "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. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes." he said.

Barbara Bush was born in New York City on June 8, 1925. In 1945 she married George H.W. Bush, who became vice president in 1981 and president in 1989, the same year she started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. In 2001 her son George W. Bush was inaugurated president. 

 

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