Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at age 92.

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Barbara Bush, former first lady and mother to George W. Bush, dies at 92

She is remembered as a matriarch with a love of literacy.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Apr 18, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:15 pm CDT

Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday, the family confirmed. She was 92.

Bush, who suffered pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, opted to halt further medical treatment and remain comfortable in her home over the weekend. She was the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush.

George W. Bush released a statement on his mother’s death.

“Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous first lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions,” the statement says.

President Donald Trump, of whom the former first lady was critical, tweeted a statement saying Barbara Bush “will long be remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.”

Politicians, pundits, athletes, and other celebrities tweeted tributes to the former first lady.

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*First Published: Apr 18, 2018, 12:49 am CDT