Skip to comments.Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead (RIP)
Posted on 04/17/2018 5:09:12 PM PDT by Kaslin
With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush's image was what she laughingly called "everybody's grandmother." But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy , an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president.
Bush, 92, died Tuesday, shortly after her family announced she was in failing health and would decline further medical treatment in favor of comfort care. There were no details of her specific health problems.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush, five children (a sixth died as a toddler), 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, told NBC Monday that she and her twin, Barbara, named after her grandmother, had spoken with the family matriarch Sunday night and shes in great spirits, and shes a fighter and shes an enforcer.
Barbara Bush was born June 8, 1925, in New York City, the third of four children of Marvin Pierce, a magazine publishing executive, and Pauline Robinson Pierce. She grew up in the affluent suburb of Rye, New York, where she was an avid athlete, excelling at swimming and tennis.
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You must not have paid any attention
I felt that one was sufficient also
She now joins their daughter “Robin.”
May she rest in peace.
Prayers for her soul and her grieving family, particularly for her heartbroken husband.
Breaking News without a link?
With CHF, the kidneys eventually stop. The end is pretty evident.
Not trying to be callous, just explaining how that works.
RIP Barbara, and thank you.
Well, that was nice and petty.
I think the moderators ought to lock and delete these duplicate threads. Already they are as busy as can be on the main thread deleting mean and nasty comments by mean and nasty freepers. Can you imagine if they have five or six threads to contend with?
Already the liberal trolls are vilifying her.
She is my idea of what a First Lady should be. A pleasant, matronly aging auntie to the entire nation.
Melania Trump is good too, but in a different way.
Michele Obama? Not so much.
Your post is classless.
I think Bush 41 will pass soon, too. RIP and prayers to the Bush family...
RIP Barbara Bush. A classy lady....
Once one goes into hospice care, one has a very short time left.
I swear FR is getting as rude and belligerent as DU!
There is no call for such vulgarity.
The woman just passed. Surely FReepers of all people can refrain from speaking ill of the dead and show a little decency and Christian kindness to some as unoffensive as Mrs. Bush. Or have we become animals as ugly as those over at DU?
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