Barbara Bush: Condolences pour in from around country

First lady Barbara Bush receives an honorary degree in 1990 during the commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92

A Nation Reacts to the Death of Barbara Bush

Mourners gathered at the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, Texas to grieve the loss of former first lady, Barbara Bush. She died at age 92.

Bush focused on literacy issues and created The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy during her tenure as first lady. The couple went on to being married for 73 years - the longest marriage of any president in USA history. Through it all, Mrs. "Among her many accomplishments, the former first lady worked tirelessly to promote literacy and was known worldwide for her honor, integrity, sense of humor, and faith", he said.

Queen Elizabeth II and British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch have sent messages of condolences to the Bush family.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R) Neb. Bush lived her life "as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling". I felt ashamed. I had a husband whom I adored, the world's greatest children, more friends than I could see - and I was severely depressed. My heart goes out to President Bush and to the entire family.

ST. PAUL MN – SEPTEMBER 02 Former first lady Barbara Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center

Rep. Don Bacon (R) Neb. And Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president. "With grace and devotion, she proudly served our country and its citizens".

"She possessed an old-fashioned love of country and service to others".

The White House says Melania Trump will attend the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush. Her selfless devotion to service defines the inspiring legacy Barbara has left behind.

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The post, which was shared on the George W. Bush Presidential Center social media pages, says the family's "souls are settled because we know hers was". She was devoted to the nation, and we loved her in return. What utter rubbish. Think how much better the country would be with a modern-day Barbara and George H.W. Bush in the White House.

"Today, we lost an American icon".

Bush shared a photo of he and his mother on Instagram, and in a statement wrote that she was a woman unlike any other. Neighbors have been leaving flowers and notes here at their residence as a tribute to the former first lady.

"We'll always be grateful to Mrs". "She reminds us of a time when strong, principled people governed our country with civility, humility and grace. They've been great to us ever since".

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Visitors to the website can provide tributes to the former first lady in the form of personal stories or thoughts on how Mrs. They married in 1945 while he was on leave from wartime service as a naval officer, and went on to have six children.


In a statement, the Bush family announced that funeral plans would be announced soon. They were not easy times: Both her husband and son would be war Presidents, with the strain, sorrow and unfairness that go with it. "Why aren't you wearing a shirt?" she asked me.

Typically, George was the sentimental one and Barbara not.

"My reaction was I loved every person more because of Robin". Sununu also said he'd had dinner with Barbara and George H.W. just last month.

Bush, 92, is survived by five children, George W., Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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