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Politics Barbara Bush's Legacy Honored By Politicians On Both Sides Of The Aisle

05:05  18 april  2018
05:05  18 april  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.com

Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush

  Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman says. LITERACY EFFORTS

FILE - In this June 6, 1964 file photo, George Bush, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, gets returns by phone at his headquarters in Houston as his wife Barbara, beams her pleasure at the news. Former first couple George and Barbara Bush's relationship is a true love story, described by granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager as © AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File FILE - In this June 6, 1964 file photo, George Bush, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, gets returns by phone at his headquarters in Houston as his wife Barbara, beams her pleasure at the news. Former first couple George and Barbara Bush's relationship is a true love story, described by granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager as "remarkable." They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18. Two years later they were married.

Politicians came together on Tuesday to honor the legacy of former first lady Barbara Bush after a spokesman for the Bush family announced her death at age 92.

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

  Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real.HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real.

Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush, had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. The family announced on Sunday that the former first lady would no longer seek treatment after a series of hospitalizations.

The Bushes celebrated their 73rd anniversary in January, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history.

Bush, née Barbara Pierce, was the matriarch of a political dynasty and paved  her own path in public service to focus on domestic issues, such as literacy, AIDS awareness, homelessness and poverty. In 1989, she established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of reading and writing at a young age

Family, friends mourn death of Barbara Bush

  Family, friends mourn death of Barbara Bush Family, friends and politicians mourned the death of Barbara Bush Tuesday night, recalling the former first lady for her dedication to her country and family. The matriarch of the Bush family, Barbara was the second woman to ever have her husband and son both serve as president. The family remembered her for her passion for sense of humor and commitment to causes she was passionate about."Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady a nd a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions," Former President George W. Bush said in a statement. "To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until then.

George W. Bush released a statement to the press on behalf of himself, his wife, and his twin daughters.

My dear mother has passed away at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barabara 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. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.

President Donald Trump celebrated the life of the former first lady in a statement released on his Twitter account, offering prayers for her family and friends.

“Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection,” Trump’s statement read. “She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.”

In Barbara Bush’s Final Days, Faith, Courage and a Little Last Needling

  In Barbara Bush’s Final Days, Faith, Courage and a Little Last Needling In his first interview following Barbara Bush’s death, the 43rd president remembered her personal warmth and biting wit.WASHINGTON — Even in the final days of her life, Barbara Bush retained the sharp tongue that belied her grandmotherly image. When her eldest son, former President George W. Bush, visited about 10 days before her death, the two playfully needled each other in the way they always did.

Barbara Bush through the years: With former First Lady Barbara Bush behind him, former President George H.W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before an ALDS baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Barbara Bush through the years

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A woman known for her sharp wit and fierce personality, the former first lady was fondly nicknamed “the enforcer” by her family. She was honored by her family and political figures on social media for her influence on American society.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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