Tributes To And Tales Of Barbara Bush [VIDEO]
Tributes To And Tales Of Barbara Bush [VIDEO]
Once the news of Barbara Bush’s passing at age 92 broke yesterday, many people had kind and wonderful pictures and stories to share about the the former First Lady. Here are a few of note.
The current and former presidents and first ladies were all incredibly graceful in their statements.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018
Thinking about Barbara Bush’s legacy of service to our country and the extraordinary family she raised. Thanking her for her many kindnesses to me and my family. Wishing her the comfort she deserves surrounded by her loved ones.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 16, 2018
Statement from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter on the passing of Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/OibQmXipao
— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) April 18, 2018
Our statement on the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/MhTVYCL9Nj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 18, 2018
The Reagan Foundation also put out a statement.
All of us at the Reagan Foundation lift up the entire Bush Family in our thoughts & prayers this evening. Barbara Bush was a devoted wife, mother, and served this country faithfully as both Second Lady & First Lady. @JennaBushHager @Bush41 @Bush41Library @GeorgeHWBush pic.twitter.com/cVosuq1TbV
— Reagan Foundation (@ronaldreagan40) April 18, 2018
The Bush family, which contains two former presidents, also had heartbreaking details and beautiful tributes to share.
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) April 18, 2018
I’m missing my mother-in-law and role model tonight. Barbara Bush was a loving mother and grandmother. The world is poorer without her in it. Rest in peace, dear Bar. https://t.co/gV8veToYi9
— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) April 18, 2018
My favorite Barbara Bush stories are told by Barbara and Jenna–I love this tale of how their "Ganny" would have none of nine-year-old @JennaBushHager's dream of performing at the RNC Convention https://t.co/yI5NKx4udc pic.twitter.com/LNXYE2ox69
— Elise Jordan (@Elise_Jordan) April 18, 2018
STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR JEB BUSH ON THE PASSING
OF MRS. BARBARA BUSH
“Columba and I join every member of the Bush family…
Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush gave an interview this morning about Barbara.
“Do you want to know why George W is the way he is? Because I drank and smoked while I was pregnant.”
~Barbara Bush to her doctor last week joking in front of her son.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) April 18, 2018
And if this doesn’t make you shed a tear, I don’t know what will.
Jean Becker, chief of staff at the Office of George H. W. Bush, gave this update on the 41st President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/pjOKi3szVc
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 18, 2018
The foundation that bears the First Lady’s name has put out their statement.
We mourn the passing of Barbara Bush, who believed that the world would be a better place if more people could read, write and comprehend. That’s why she started the Foundation and her legacy will continue to impact lives for generations to come. Visit: https://t.co/nmyvPP4AOU pic.twitter.com/A2dlNCiKgj
— Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (@BarbaraBushFdn) April 18, 2018
And then the tributes began to pour in from other groups and celebrities.
Rest In Peace Mrs. Barbara Bush.
You were a beautiful light in this world and I am forever thankful for your friendship. pic.twitter.com/yuZvQ7o8aH
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 17, 2018
Barbara Bush & Big Bird shared more than the same initials – they shared a love of friends & family, of teaching children their ABCs, of helping others, and a generosity of spirit. We will miss her warmth, humor, & friendship. Our hearts are with the entire Bush family. pic.twitter.com/I0EGeJ9bqb
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) April 18, 2018
R.I.P. Barbara Bush. Thank you for helping Detroit with your reading initiatives and being such a wonderful American.
– Kid Rock.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) April 18, 2018
Former First Lady Barbara Bush remains an example to all of us of kindness and patriotism, and will fondly be remembered for her courage, grit and intense loyalty to those she loved and cared for. Cindy and I send our prayers and condolences to the entire Bush family. pic.twitter.com/s6EUkh0uKv
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) April 18, 2018
Like millions of Americans, Barbara Bush was one of my mother's heroes. She will be missed.
— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) April 18, 2018
First Lady Barbara Bush was a force who loved her family and our country passionately. The flag at the @USCapitol flies at half-staff to honor a woman who so many Americans revere. pic.twitter.com/waX3WCETcu
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) April 18, 2018
The funeral arrangements have just been announced.
Barbara Bush’s funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, where she and former President George H.W. Bush have been devoted members since the 1950s.
The former first lady will lie in repose where the public can pay their respects on Friday from noon to midnight. Visitors are asked to park at Second Baptist Church on 6400 Woodway Drive and get checked by security. METRO will provide shuttle bus transport to St. Martin’s. The Second Baptist lot will open at 10 a.m. Friday with shuttles running starting at 11:30 a.m. No one will be allowed to drive onto the St. Martin’s campus nor walk onto the property.
Her funeral mass will be at 11 a.m Saturday. The service, which is by invitation only, will last 90 minutes. There are an expected 1,500 invited guests.
A motorcade will then take her from Houston to College Station. Her final resting place will be at the George Bush Presidential Library.
Barbara will be buried next to her late daughter Robin at the Library.
First Lady Melania Trump’s office has announced that she will be attending the funeral, as has been custom when First Ladies have died.
— CNN (@CNN) April 18, 2018
The tributes and tales are sure to keep pouring in over the days to come, honoring an amazing woman. I hope her family is comforted by the amazing legacy that Barbara Bush has left behind.