Honoring Former First Lady and Midland Resident
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Apr 18, 2018,
Apr 18, 2018, 16:37
Born in 1925 to Pauline and Marvin Pierce in New York City, Barbara met George Herbert Walker Bush at age 16, and they wedded on January 6, 1945. A sixth child, 3-year-old daughter Robin, died of leukemia in 1953.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday mourned the death of Barbara Bush, the former USA first lady and literacy campaigner, who has died at the age of 92. You could see that President Bush leaned heavily on her at those hard, pressurized moments. Texas Speaker Joe Straus:My family has been blessed to call the Bushes our friends for decades, and we will remember Mrs.
After her term as first lady, Mrs. Clinton continued her career in politics, serving two terms in the U.S. Senate, a tenure as secretary of state, and a failed run for president in 2016.
Barbara served as the country's first lady from 1989 to 1993.
"This is a testament to what wonderful parents they are", George W. Bush said as Jeb Bush was sworn into office. The first lady even wrote a book about a day in Millie's life as first dog, which is still sold today.
Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Bush attended Smith College, but left after only a year and happily wrapped herself in her husband and family. Her husband assured the nation she was doing just fine.
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted: "In her loving memory, the City of Houston and the Houston Public Library Foundation will work to complete the master planned improvements to the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza in front of the Jesse H. Jones Central Library".
Barack and Michelle Obama described her as "the rock of a family dedicated to public service" and as "an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit". She says her family was fortunate to know her and "will always be grateful for her service to our country".
Clinton thanked Bush for the "many kindnesses" shown to her and her family. Bush said in a 1992 television interview. "The world is a poorer placer without Barbara Bush".
Still, the first African-American first lady found plenty of time to devote to her favorite causes, most notably fitness, nutrition, and healthy school lunches.
In January 2017, Barbara and her husband were hospitalised at the same time and while she was being treated for bronchitis, he was being treated for pneumonia. "I join our nation and the people of Guam in mourning her loss".
George H.W. Bush was on his way to becoming the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy before serving in World War II.
Jenna also opened up about the love between Barbara and George Sr., saying, "She adored my Gampy, the first man she ever kissed; their love story is so engrained in the history of our family". Bush eschewed dying her hair, which ultimately turned white. Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection.
In a separate statement, Melania Trump is offering her "heartfelt condolences and prayers" to the Bush family.
Barbara and George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years, and the widower "of course is heart-broken to lose his beloved Barbara", his chief of staff Jean Becker said in a statement. The wife of the 41st US President was an advocate for literacy.