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Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Mr McGrath said Mrs Bush was concerned more for her family than herself. She went on to attend boarding school in SC, where she met her husband, George H.W., while she was 16 years old. Her son, Republican George Walker Bush, triumphed in the disputed 2000 USA election and was president from 2001 to 2009.

Barbara Bush, who is preparing to die, has said she doesn't fear death.

Asked in a 2013 interview about the prospect that her younger son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, might mount a White House campaign in 2016, Bush quipped in her dry fashion, "We've had enough Bushes". They visited the traditional sites - museums, ruins and cathedrals - but Barbara Bush also took the twins to a bar and bought them their first martini.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, the wife of one president and mother of another, died Tuesday after deciding to discontinue medical treatment for her declining health. "I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's", she said.

In recent years, her health deteriorated along with her husband's.

As "everybody's grandmother" as she would say, Bush was regarded by many as warm, well-mannered, and quick with wit.

"Somewhere out in this audience", she said, "may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse". H.W. Bush, will forever share a place in history with Abigail Adams as the wife and the mother of presidents of the United States. They returned four years later when he won a second term.

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In the 1990s, both Bush and her husband were diagnosed with Graves' disease, a thyroid disorder.

"I don't fool around with his office and he doesn't fool around with my household", she once said. "I suspect millions of others would agree".

"It was dumb of me". It has taken me many years to accept that Mrs. Bush acknowledged in 1988. "I apologized to Mrs. Ferraro, and I would apologize again".

Instead, she had chosen to seek comfort care. Bush was "ferociously tart-tongued" from the start. "She said this would happen very quickly".

First lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington in 1990.

Still, Barbara Bush promoted women's rights, and her strong personal views sometimes surfaced publicly and raised eyebrows - especially when they clashed with Republican Party politics. But she revealed that she disagreed with him on two issues: She supported legal abortion and opposed the sale of assault weapons.

She also disclosed a bout with depression in the mid-1970s, saying she sometimes feared she would deliberately crash her auto.


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