Former first lady Barbara Bush passes away Tuesday

Barbara Bush, former first lady and mother to Pres. George W. Bush, was featured on the front page of The Baylor Lariat in 2002 after receiving her honorary doctorate from Baylor University. Lariat Archives

“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,” read a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.

Bush passed away after deciding to not receive medical help for her failing health.

Along with Abigail Adams, Barbara Bush is the second first lady to also be a mother of a president. Adams, the country’s second first lady and wife to founding father John Adams, is the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. Bush is mother to George W. Bush, the 43rd president.

Bush’s funeral will be held Friday in Houston at the St. Martin’s Church, where she and her husband were devoted members for decades.

Her body will be taken Wednesday to the George Lewis Funeral Home in Houston for a private visitation on Wednesday and Thursday.

The public will be able to pay their respect to Mrs. Bush from noon to midnight Friday at St. Martin’s Church.