Barbara Bush, wife of ex-President George HW Bush, in 'failing health'

Former First Lady Barbara Bush. Image-VOA

The office of former President George H.W. Bush released a statement that declared the former fist lady had passed. Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president, John Adams, and mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams.

Barbara and her husband, Former President George H.

She's been there for them.

Republican Party of Florida: "We will lift the Bush family up in prayer during this hard time". Despite losing to Ronald Reagan in the primary, George was selected as his vice presidential candidate and helped the GOP take back the White House. She was known for her snow-white hair and for being fiercely protective of her family. Factors that contributed to this included the confidentiality of her husband's new job, her children had moved out or were away at school, and that she felt that she was not achieving her goals, according to her biography from the National First Ladies' Library.

They visited the traditional sites - museums, ruins and cathedrals - but Barbara Bush also took the twins to a bar and bought them their first martini.

In 1984, her quick wit got her into trouble when she was quoted as referring to Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic vice presidential nominee at the time, as "that $4 million - I can't say it, but it rhymes with rich". Now it's time for her family to put their arms around her.

"Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps and preside over the White House as the president's spouse".

Barbara Pierce was born June 8, 1925, in NY and raised in the upscale town of Rye.

"I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago", she wrote in the life updates section for the magazine.

The couple were engaged before her husband left to fly in World War 2. He had flown 58 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery.

During a brief leave from the Navy, George and Barbara were married, on January 6, 1945, in her hometown of Rye - four years after the two met as teens.

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After George's discharge from the military and graduation from Yale, the large family would bounce from town to town as the elder Bush attempted to carve his niche in wildcatting.

McGrath said Mrs. Bush spent two days at Methodist Hospital earlier this month but decided not to return there when her health began to deteriorate. "For one last time I combed her hair and held our precious little girl", Barbara wrote. Dad, of course, was available, but he was a busy guy.

With her husband as vice president in the 1980s, Bush adopted literacy as a cause, raising awareness and eventually launching the nonprofit Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

Her husband, at 93, is the longest-lived United States president. In 1990, she authored "Millie's Book", a humorous look at the adventures of the family's English springer spaniel in the White House.

Former president George W. Bush, center, waves along with his parents and wife, Laura, after arriving on Marine One at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington on March 23, 2008.

She continued: "Also, George Bush has given me the world".

But when Jeb made a decision to run, she changed her mind and campaigned for him, appearing in a video for Jeb Bush's ultimately unsuccessful campaign, saying, "I think he'll be a great president".

She was vocal about her distaste for President Donald Trump, telling CNN in 2016 that she was "sick of him". "It was not attractive, and I've been very shamed. I shouldn't have said it", Mrs.

"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 had heart valve replacement surgery in 2009 and a long history of treatment for Graves' disease, a thyroid condition.

Bush reportedly had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart problems in recent years. But, along with her husband, she kept an active public schedule, raising money for charity.

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