Guests arriving for former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral

Lawrence Kim
April 21, 2018

In another tribute, Susan Baker, the wife of former secretary of state James Baker and Bush's longtime friend and confidante, called her a "vibrantly lovely human being". "Barbara Bush is about as close to Texas royalty as you can come". The Barbara Bush Foundation helps increase awareness of the literacy crisis in America.

Numerous women in attendance eschewed black in favor of a vibrant royal blue, Bush's signature color.

"She believed literacy a fundamental civil and human right and gave the cause her all", said Meacham, who penned a biography of George H.W. Bush. He also spoke of her quick wit that made her so popular. She was 92 years old.

Other guests included former Rep.

Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend the funeral along with his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama. Pierce Bush Pace Andrews Alexander Andrews Walker Bush Sam LeBlond Robert Koch 10:45 AM Prayer led by Russ Levenson for First Families: President Bush 41 President and Mrs.

At the school Wednesday, the principal, Theresa Rose, wore pearls in honor of Barbara Bush, who had been a regular presence there since the school opened in 1992.

Barbara Bush's casket arrived Friday at St. Martin's, the nation's largest Episcopal church, where she lay in repose as the public was invited to pay respects from noon to midnight, according to the Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home in Houston.

Following the service at St. Martin's, Mrs.

George H.W. Bush poses with his wife Barbara during his campaign for Congress in the 1960s. The Clintons' daughter, Chelsea Clinton, is also in attendance. Her granddaughters offered readings during the service and her grandsons served as pallbearers. Her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, friend Susan Baker, and presidential historian Jon Meacham delivered eulogies.

Barbara Bush, one of just two first ladies to have a child elected president, also was known as the "Enforcer" in her family, the glue who kept the high-powered clan together.

"Barbara Bush and George Bush put country above party, the common good above political gain and service to others above the settling of scores", he said.

Jeb Bush described his mother as someone who deeply loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Follow along with the full program for the service Following the funeral service, the Bush family will proceed by motorcade to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas for a brief, private interment ceremony.

The late former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday was attended by "thousands" of reported guests, including familiar faces of White Houses past and present.

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