Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92
Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, who served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, has died aged 92.
In 1995, Bush received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards. Moreover, in 1997 she was the recipient of The Miss America Woman of Achievement Award for her work with literacy programs.
Barbara Bush died in her Houston home of complications from COPD on Tuesday (Apr. 17). Her son George W. Bush said “My dear mother had passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was… I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.”
President Donald Trump sent condolences, he said: “As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family…She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family…”
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also sent condolences.