Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies


Barbara Bush is dead at the age of 92.  Bush was First Lady while her husband George H.W. Bush was President  between 1989 and 1993.  She was a key proponent of universal literacy  during her time in the White House and later founded the Barbara Bush  Foundation for Family Literacy.  Mrs. Bush was born in New York in  1925.  She was the mother of former President George W. Bush and former  Florida Governor Jeb Bush.  Barbara Bush and her husband were married  for more than 70 years.  They resided in Houston and Kennebunkport,  Maine.

Barbara met George Herbert Walker  Bush when she was 16, and the two married in New York in 1945 while he  was on leave during his deployment as a Naval officer in World War  Two.   They had six children together and their first son, George Walker  Bush, would become the 43rd President of the United States.  Their  second son, Jeb, would become governor of Florida. 

Since leaving the White House, she and  her husband resided in the River Oaks community in Houston and at the  Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. 

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