Jacob Argintaru | The Avro Post
Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at 92.
The office of George H. W. Bush announced her passing on Tuesday 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. 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. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce.
The official funeral schedule will be announced as soon as is practical.
Bush had been in failing health just two days ago after declining further medical treatment to focus on “comfort care.”
Bush was both a wife and mother to U.S. presidents, an author, a strong advocate for literacy, and the recipient of three honorary university degrees.
The former first lady was also an experienced campaigner, most recently campaigning for her son Jeb Bush during the 2016 presidential elections.
In a statement, 43rd president of the United States and Bush’s oldest son George W. Bush described his mother as “a woman unlike any other.”
Many took to Twitter to express their condolences for the former first lady and her family, including President Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Our statement on the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/MhTVYCL9Nj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018
Barbara Bush will be remembered as a strong, independently minded and popular First Lady who was devoted to her family and her country. Jane and I send our condolences to the Bush family.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 18, 2018
You will be missed.
RIP Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/QOTpIqHQGf
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman, First Lady, and American. She was a paragon of grace and decency throughout her life and an example to so many. She will be missed and my condolences to her family and loved ones.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 18, 2018
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 18, 2018
I literally can’t stop crying about Barbara Bush. I do the same thing when I read anything about the Reagans. It’s not just their deaths that make me sad, it’s that they represent an age of noble American patriotism that I think is largely—if not completely—gone.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) April 18, 2018
Rest In Peace Mrs. Barbara Bush.
You were a beautiful light in this world and I am forever thankful for your friendship. pic.twitter.com/yuZvQ7o8aH
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 17, 2018
“Just do the best you can.” We honor the life and contributions of Former First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/EsbLlW1EG6
— OprahWinfrey Network (@OWNTV) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush & Big Bird shared more than the same initials – they shared a love of friends & family, of teaching children their ABCs, of helping others, and a generosity of spirit. We will miss her warmth, humor, & friendship. Our hearts are with the entire Bush family. pic.twitter.com/I0EGeJ9bqb
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) April 18, 2018
More details to follow | Image of Barbara Bush and George H. W. Bush, from Breitbart News.