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Barbara Bush Goes to Her Glory

RIP to a truly classy wife, mother, and woman. She’s an example to us all. May her family rejoice in her well-lived life and the joys of her eternity.

(CNN)Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband’s office. She was 92.

Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first), Bush was seen as a plainspoken public figure who was instantly recognizable with her signature white hair and pearl necklaces and earrings. She became a major political figure as her husband, George H.W. Bush, rose to become vice president and president. After they left the White House, she was a potent spokeswoman for two of her sons — George W. and Jeb — as they campaigned for office.
The mother of six children — one of whom, a daughter, Robin, died as a child from leukemia — Barbara Bush raised her fast-growing family in the 1950s and ’60s amid the post-war boom of Texas and the whirl of politics that consumed her husband.
She was at his side during his nearly 30-year political career. He was a US representative for Texas, UN ambassador, Republican Party chairman, ambassador to China and CIA director. He then became Ronald Reagan’s vice president for two terms and won election to the White House in 1988. He left office in 1993 after losing a re-election bid to Bill Clinton.
Quick-witted with a sharp tongue, the feisty Barbara Bush was a fierce defender of her husband and an astute adviser.

Barbara Bush Declines Further Treatments

It looks like it’s getting close to the end for Mrs. Bush.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is seriously ill and no longer wants to seek medical treatment.

The 92-year-old wife of President George H. W. Bush is being cared for at her home in Houston, Texas after deciding she does not want to remain in hospital.

Bush has been in and out of hospital recently and is now in ‘failing health’, according to a family spokesman.

‘Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,’ the statement said.

We spent some time in the Bush Presidential Library last year and had a chance to remember how truly remarkable, and remarkable decent, President and Mrs. Bush are. God bless Mrs. Bush and the Bush family.



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