Barbara Bush Passes Away At Age 92
The former First Lady died at her home Tuesday surrounded by her family.
She had suffered from congestive heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Barbara Bush, in what her spokesman calls failing health, has traded further medical treatments for comfort care at home —that includes the “alert” 92-year-old former first lady enjoying phone calls, conversation and bourbon.
In a statement Sunday from the office of the former president, spokesman Jim McGrath said that Bush is not thinking of herself but others:
“It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.”
Bush has long been known for her strength, and her family calls her “The Enforcer.”
Barbara served as First Lady from 1989 to 1993, but also as Second Lady for the 8 years prior during the Reagan administration. She was known for working to make advancements in universal literacy, and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
She’s survived by her husband of 72 years, 4 sons — including George W. and Jeb Bush — a daughter … 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandkids. Barbara was 92. (TMZ)