Ducey: Lower flags on Saturday to honor former first lady

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday night at the age of 92. She was the wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families - while sharing a distinction with one of its first.

The former First Lady's strength made it easier for him to deal with her passing, said Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse and former first lady, Mrs.

In 1953, soon after George H.W. Bush had moved his family to Midland, Tex., to get into the oil business, the couple's 3-year-old daughter complained about feeling exhausted. She and her husband had been married for 73 years, historically making the Bushes the longest married American presidential couple.

Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama and his wife Michelle said "We'll always be grateful to Mrs Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House". "I'm old", Mrs. Bush explained, "and my doctor tells me I need to swim every day". She inspired millions and helped countless others.

Also past year, they both wound up in the same Houston hospital - the former president with pneumonia; his wife with bronchitis.

"Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman". Bush is also survived by 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Asked in 2010 about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin - who sought the vice-presidency in 2008 - she told an interviewer: "I sat next to her once, thought she was handsome, and I think she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there".

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Bush paid tribute Wednesday to his late mother Barbara for her spirituality - and her comedy.

Former President George W. Bush says his mother, Barbara Bush, did not fear death because she believed in an afterlife and that she would be "wonderfully received in the arms of a loving God".

In a statement to the Washington Blade, Goodman said Bush's letter to PFLAG "put us on the national scene" and in the aftermath "our letters were picked up by press, and PFLAG National began getting calls". Likewise her husband the forty-first president, her son the forty-third, and everyone else in her life.

Barbara Bush has recalled a bout of depression in the mid-1970s. "Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes", said her son, President George W. Bush in an official statement.

A daughter, Robin, died in 1953 of leukemia a few weeks before her 4th birthday. Walker is the grandfather and namesake of George H.W. Bush and great-grandfather of George W. Bush.

The library, which opened in November 1997 and recently celebrated its 3 millionth visitor, was a favorite place for the Bush family, said David Anaya, the facility's communications director. The letter describes Barbara Bush as a person "who enjoyed a life of love and admiration from the American people".

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