Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush has died on Tuesday evening at the age of 92, after a series of recent hospitalisation, Spokesman for the family, Jim McGrath, said. “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. “She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great grand children; and her brother, Scott Pierce.
“She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce. “The official funeral schedule will be announced as soon as is practical,” the statement said. Barbara served as the country’s first lady from 1989 to 1993. On Sunday, the family said in a statement that Barbara had decided not to seek additional medical treatment and instead sought comfort care at home.
Former President George W. Bush, in a statement on Tuesday night, described his mother as a “fabulous First Lady”. “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. “Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions.