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Ex-US presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

Ex-US presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

She and her husband, George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, were married for 73 years.

Some 1,500 guests are expected to attend the by-invitation-only service, including first lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.

However, it's not uncommon for sitting presidents to skip the funerals of former first ladies.

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama also attended the funeral.

"She was a point of light", he said. Barbara Bush herself selected the three eulogists: her son Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida; Susan Baker, a longtime friend and the wife of James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state; and Jon Meacham, a presidential historian who published a biography of her husband in 2015.

"I chose literacy because I frankly think that even more folks may see, write, and realize, we'd be far closer to solving so numerous problems that plague our state and our culture" the former first lady mentioned. She was remembered for her friendship, her wit, and her strength. "He's a very handsome man!"

According to some her accomplishments didn't rise to the level of future First Lady's such as Hillary Clinton, but it's unfair to hold preceding generations to today's standards.

Baker said her friend was pen pals with people she never met, including a young girl who named her heifer Barbara.

"It was extraordinary how she managed their rambunctious household ..."

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She was modest and had a joking mannerism at times. The park is a place Barbara Bush and her husband often frequented. She went on to describe Mrs. She died Tuesday at 92. She described her as "smart, fun and feisty" and an "amazing, caring and lovely friend". Bush's life; Baker cited it as a source of her compassion during her life.

He said she was "candid and comforting, steadfast and straightforward, honest and loving".

Melania Trump sat at quite a distance from Bill & Hillary Clinton while honoring Barbara Bush on April. 21.

Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in a gated plot at her husband's presidential library at the university in College Station, Texas. He related how his own children always behaved better after spending some time with his mother. "Will be a lovely day!"

"She was solid. stern but warm, [and] she had such resolve."
Some of her lessons included kindness and truthfulness.

They stopped along the way to shake hands, as mourners sang "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee", which Barbara Bush had requested as the final song. "I'm really proud that I represent a school named after her".

When news broke that Bush had passed, tributes to the widely popular former first lady, who was a devoted mother and wife, came pouring in. It has contributed more than $110 million to literacy programs in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Barbara Bush's granddaughters delivered readings during the service and her grandsons served as pallbearers as the casket was later wheeled out of the church. Some say she was the brains of the outfit. "If you questioned her resolve, you would realize she was really meaning what she said".

"She was our teacher and role model in how to live a life of objective and meaning", one of her four sons, former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, told the crowded Houston church. The elder Bushes have 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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