Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Died

Former first lady of The United States Barbara Bush has died. She died on Tuesday, April 17th at her home in Houston, Texas. She was 92 years old.

According to reports, cause of death was due to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). Her husband George Herbert Walker Bush and former President of The United States held her hands throughout the entire time before she finally gave up the ghost.

“Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was,” her son and former President George W. Bush said in a statement.

Remembering Barbara Bush

“Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother.”

Bush was the wife of the first President Bush and mother of the second

Former President Obama and his wife Michelle also gave their heart felt sympathies: "Barbara Bush was the rock of a family dedicated to public service, and our thoughts and prayers are with both Presidents Bush and the entire Bush family tonight," they said in a statement.

"We'll always be grateful to Mrs. Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House, but we're even more grateful for the way she lived her life— as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the America spirit. She'll be remembered for passing those American values on to her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren— and to the countless citizens whom she and George inspired to become 'points of light' in service to others."

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.

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