This week Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92, she will be laid to rest this Saturday in Texas.
Barbara will be well remembered for her classy demeanor and her 70-year marriage to the former president, George H.W. Bush. The passing of one of America’s most beloved First Ladies came as a shock since it happened less than 24 hours after word of her declining health got out. Barbara was a soft-spoken, kind woman dedicated to her husband, family, and encouraging literacy in our country. She exuded “old school” charm and class as a wife, mother, and public figure.
As details of her funeral service have emerged, something that is quite unknown about the Bush’s has come to light in an amazing way.
According to People :
On Saturday, former First Lady Barbara Bush will be buried near her beloved late daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3 in 1953, Newsweek reports.
After a service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, the former first lady will be laid to rest by loved ones on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush is also buried. The Texas A&M University student newspaper, The Battalion, also reported that the former first lady would be buried on the campus in College Station.
Six years before her own death at 92 on Tuesday, the former first lady heartbreakingly recalled her final months with Robin after the Bush family was told there was no treatment for their young daughter.
The doctor said, “You don’t do anything. She’s going to die,” the former first lady recalled in a 2012 Today show interview. “She said, ‘My advice is take her home, love her. In about two weeks she’ll be gone.’ ”
President Trump said today that he won’t be joining Melania at the funeral out of respect for the family.
Politico wrote “President Donald Trump will not join first lady Melania Trump in attending the funeral services for Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement, citing a desire to “avoid disruptions” stemming from the increased security presence and ‘out of respect for the Bush Family and friends.'”
“First Lady Melania Trump will attend the memorial service for Barbara Bush this Saturday on behalf of the First Family,” a spokesperson confirmed Friday. “To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service, President Trump will not attend.”
Barbara Bush, mother of the 43rd president, George W. Bush, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as well as former first lady as wife of 41st President George H.W. Bush, passed away on Tuesday. She was 92 and had been reported by a family spokesman to be in failing health shortly before returning to her home for palliative care.
The former first lady will lay in repose in Houston on Friday in a ceremony open to the public. The Bush family and friends will then gather for a private funeral service on Saturday.
A spokesperson for Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, announced Wednesday the first lady would attend the services, expressing her desire to pay “respects to Barbara Bush and the entire family at the funeral on Saturday.” Grisham and the White House initially declined to comment on whether the president or other Trump family members would attend.
Barbara being laid to rest near her daughter Robin embodies the amazing woman that she was. She was all about her family, and she loved being with her grandchildren. The world lost an amazing woman this week, but her legacy lives on in her beautiful family.