Death of Barbara Bush

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Death of Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush

Audrey Maxwell, Writer

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After being the first lady to President George H. W. Bush, and helping her son get elected as president, Barbara Bush died at the age of 92. Bush died due to a diagnosis called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

According to NBC, “I believe that Barbara Bush is a mother and a grandmother to every American,” said Jamie Sumicek, 52, of Houston. “Whether you’re Democrat or whether you’re Republican, whether you’re young or old, she is the matriarch of America. That’s what moved me to visit.”

Barbara Pierce Bush fell in love with George H. W. Bush at a high school dance when she was 16. The two were engaged right before George Bush enlisted into the military and went off to fight in World War 2. When George Bush returned, Barbara Pierce Bush dropped out of Smith College her sophomore year and the two got married.

According to CNN, “We were rambunctious a lot, pretty independent-minded kids, and, you know, she had her hands. Dad, of course, was available, but he was a busy guy,” said George W. Bush. “And he was on the road a lot in his businesses and obviously on the road a lot when he was campaigning. And so Mother was there to maintain order and discipline. She was the sergeant,”

Barbara Bush was a mother of 6 children, her oldest son, George W. Bush eventually became the 43rd president. Robin, their second oldest, was diagnosed with leukemia and died at age 3.

“I think this was a very powerful tragedy in their lives,” Page said. “No mother would ever forget a child, but Robin has remained a real presence for them,” explained The Washington Post.

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