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.

 


More details to follow | Image of Barbara Bush and George H. W. Bush, from Breitbart News.

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