Published: Thu, April 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Barbara Bush, Mother And Wife Of Presidents, Dies at 92

Barbara Bush, Mother And Wife Of Presidents, Dies at 92

"And therefore did not fear death".

It was Barbara's visits to AIDS hospitals in Harlem that nudged her husband into endorsing additional federal funds for fighting the disease when the Reagan Administration was still balking. Robin passed away with her mother and father by her side.

"I chose literacy because I honestly believe that if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so numerous problems that plague our nation and our society", she said.

"Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions". She was the second woman ever to see both her husband and son sworn to be the presidents of United States of America.

- Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) April 18, 2018Barbara raised a family of service & character, stood by her beloved husband in the best & worst of times, and spoke her convictions with courage & passion. She was first lady from 1989 through 1993 following the election of her husband, George H.W. Bush, as the 41st president of the United States.

Barbara was the mother of six children, one of whom preceded her in death due to childhood leukemia. Neighbors have been leaving flowers and notes here at their residence as a tribute to the former first lady. Bush eschewed dying her hair, which ultimately turned white. "To us, she was so much more." former President George W. Bush said in a statement.

She also was outspoken about Donald Trump. Bush for "recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection".

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Frankly, her death during the Trump era - during the presidency of a man who is the antithesis of George H.W. Bush - reminds us of our own shabby political culture that we have come to believe is inevitable and normal.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Mrs. Bush saying to one of her great-grandchildren. She loved her country, her family, her dogs, the sea, needlepoint, and having lunch with ambassadors' wives and members of the Episcopal clergy.

Several former presidents and first ladies plan to attend. "On the other hand, I am confident that God welcomed her into Heaven with the words 'well done, good and faithful servant, ' and she is no longer suffering from her recent physical ailments", he said. Bush will be missed. "She said 'Because I drank and smoke when I was pregnant with him.' She's amusing".

Public television is proud of its role in lifelong learning for millions of Americans, and we are keenly aware that the foundation for all of that learning is the ability to read. Mock the disabled? Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Bill Clinton said: "Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman".

"I'm the mother of wonderful children and the wife of the world's greatest man", she said.

"She was always the rock of the Bush family".

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