Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Texas News

Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at age 92, according to a family spokesman.

The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

Mrs. Bush’s plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband. She brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake pearl chokers and displaying no vanity about her white hair and wrinkles.

She married George H.W. Bush in 1945. They had six children and were married longer than any presidential couple in American history.

In a recently-released statement, her son former President George W. Bush says his family is sad but their souls are settled because they know her’s was. He continues by saying Barbara was a fabulous first lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love and literacy to millions.

Funeral information can be found on Barbara Bush’s website here.

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