Barbara Bush, in deteriorating health, to halt medical treatment

P34627-27  Mrs. Bush speaks at the Republican National Convention and her grandson, George P. Bush, speaks also.
19 August 1992
Photo credit:  George Bush Presidential Library

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Former first lady Barbara Bush, who’s been in failing health for some time, will forgo any more medical treatment and instead try to remain comfortable at home, CNN reported Sunday.

Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush, has suffered from pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.

This was the statement put out by the office of George H.W. Bush.

People paid tribute to her on Twitter.

Bush is 92 years old.

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