A very sad day. She was a great woman, and she just seemed indestructible. I somehow never expected her to go. She led a glorious, apparently very happy life.
Her obituary from the New York Times, which does the best, most comprehensive obituaries.
Here is a statement by President Trump. Interesting that he doesn’t mention any of the Bush men by name.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection. She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well. The President and First Lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Bush.
Bush ordered flags at federal buildings to be flown at half-mast.