Ex-USA First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

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She will lie in repose on Friday, April 20, between noon and midnight at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 717 Sage Road in Houston. Visitors are asked to park at Second Baptist Church on 6400 Woodway Drive and get checked by security.

Barbara Bush talks with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Former President George H.W. Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

Bush had been battling problems with her health for several years and was hospitalized multiple times throughout the past decade for a variety of different issues. "And therefore did not fear death". Robin passed away with her mother and father by her side.

As First Lady, Barbara Bush took up the cause of child and adult literacy. She shares the title with Abigail Adams, whose husband, John, was the second president, and son John Quincy Adams was the sixth.

Former President George H.W. Bush says he's always known and would tease his wife that she was "the most beloved woman in the world" and that he "had a complex about that fact".

President George W. and Laura Bush: "My dear mother has passed on at age 92". Bush eschewed dying her hair, which ultimately turned white.

The Trumps also praised Mrs.

"Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection". George H.W. began as a US representative for Texas, where the family was from, and later became a United Nations ambassador, then the Republican Party chairman, as well as an ambassador to China. We honor the life she lived and her commitment to family and country.

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U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, commended Bush for her literacy efforts. In one of her last interviews, the former first lady said in early 2016 she was "sick" of Trump, who belittled her son repeatedly during the 2016 GOP primary campaign, adding that she doesn't "understand why people are for him". We have faith she is in heaven, and we know life will go on - as she would have it. Bush will be missed.

As first lady, her principal persona as a devoted wife and mother contrasted in many ways with her peer and predecessor, Nancy Reagan, and her younger successor, Hillary Clinton, both of whom were seen as more intimately involved in their husbands' presidencies. "But he's just a - he's a very giving, he's never once said "no" to me", Barbara said. It is also a reminder that while Americans have gained much in the post-war era we have also lost a great many valuable things - manners, habits, loyalties, affections, a universal conception of politics as the maintenance of the common good - that now seem all but irrecoverable. Our country is better because of Mrs.

"One out of six Americans literally can not read above the fifth grade level", Barbara said.

Within eight months, they'd met each other's families, were engaged in August 1943 and married January 6, 1945, four months after Bush was shot down over the Pacific.

But Bush - a warm and amusing woman "till you got out of line", her son said - had another side to her perhaps unseen by the public eye, often teasing or debating with her sons.

Most recently, Bush published a note in the spring edition of Smith College's alumnae magazine, where she declared: "I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago".

"Mrs. Bush played an especially important role in the White House in that she reactivated the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and helped establish the White House Endowment Trust", White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin said in a statement, thanking Bush for her work that continues to provide financial assistance for conservation projects in the state rooms of the White House and other collections.