Barbara Bush, 92, to focus on 'comfort care'

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in the White House East Room for an official White House portrait January 1992. Official White House portrait

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in the White House East Room for an official White House portrait January 1992. Official White House portrait

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement: "Barbara Bush has a character that is as big, inspiring and iconic as Texas".

Mrs Bush is the only woman to have seen both her husband and son sworn in as USA president. Barbara Bush eschewed dying her hair, which ultimately turned white.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and will not seek additional medical treatment, a family spokesman has said.

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Bush was First Lady from 1989 until 1993 while her husband, George H.W. Bush, served as President of the United States.

At 92 years old, Barbara Bush has been suffering for some time and has been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with COPD and congestive heart failure.

CNN, quoting a source close to the family, reported that Bush is suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which makes it hard to breathe, and congestive heart failure.

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She has always been considered the rock at the center of one of America's most prominent political families, as the wife of a president, the mother of another, George W. Bush, and the mother also of a former Florida governor and onetime presidential aspirant, Jeb Bush.

She was doing better and had been released earlier this past week, but started to get worse in the past couple of days.

"One out of six Americans, literally, can not read above the fifth grade level - that's awful!", said Barbara when she made literacy her focal point while serving as First Lady of the United States. The Bushes, who have been married for 73 years, also have 4 other children.

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Mrs Bush is one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president.

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