- Jan 31, 2009
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92
Barbara Bush, the beloved wife and mother of two former presidents, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday.
The former First Lady and former President George H.W. Bush had the longest-lasting marriage in presidential history 73 years. As the Bush family matriarch, Barbara Bush dropped out of college to follow her childhood sweetheart and kept following as he went from the House of Representatives to the United Nations, the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of Vice President and, finally, the White House.
Her son George W. Bush became the 43rd President of the United States, while another son, Jeb Bush, served as governor of Florida and unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2016. In total, she had 6 children and 14 grandchildren.
After a series of hospitalizations, a family spokesperson announced on April 15 that the former First Lady would no longer seek medical treatment. Instead, the statement read, she would focus on comfort care.
Despite her failing health, members of the Bush family have said she leaned into her fighting spirit in her final days. Shes a fighter; shes an enforcer, her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager said on NBCs Today show.
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May she rest in peace