Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush is dead.

The former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92.

Barbara served as the country’s first lady from 1989 to 1993.

Barbara was the mother of former President George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida.

George W. Bush became Texas Governor in 1994 and went on to win the presidency in 2000, and also won a second term in 2004, a feat his father did not have.

Former President George W. Bush, in a statement on Tuesday night, described his mother as a “fabulous First Lady” and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce.

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, former Presidents and first ladies Barack Obama and Michelle, and Bill Clinton and Hillary were among dignitaries that have mourned former First Lady Barbara Bush.


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