Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

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Via the Arlington GOP Twitter account: "Former First Lady Barbara Bush died today at age 92". "When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up".

"I'm exceptionally privileged to be the son of George Bush and the exceptionally gracious, gregarious, fun, funny, loving, tough, smart, graceful woman who was the force of nature known as Barbara Bush". We grieve for the Bush family and offer our prayers and condolences.

A motorcade will then take her from Houston to College Station.

President Donald Trump and the first lady paid tribute to Mrs.

Larry King: "Our dear Barbara Bush". My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Barbara was a much-loved first lady and public figure, and her legacy for America is long and influential.

"I know there is a great God, and I'm not anxious", she said.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: "My thoughts are with President Bush and the entire Bush family, along with every person on this planet who was lucky enough to call Barbara a friend".

"She wore many titles throughout her time on this Earth - wife, mother, grandmother, literacy advocate, First Lady - but for me, her best title was simply 'proud American, '" he said. "They've been great to us ever since". Bush will lie in repose at Saint Martin's Church in Houston on Friday.

Flags were lowered to half-staff at the library on the campus of Texas A&M on word of Bush's passing.

The former president appeared Wednesday with his wife Laura Bush on the Fox Business Network. "She and I were needling each other, and she turned to the doctor and said, 'You want to know why George the way he is?' And the doctor looked somewhat surprised. Our hearts are with the Bush family as they say goodbye".

"This was a period, for me, of long days and short years", she said, "of diapers, runny noses, earaches, more Little League games than you could believe possible, tonsils and those unscheduled races to the hospital emergency room, Sunday school and church, of hours of urging homework or short chubby arms around your neck and sticky kisses".

In a collection of letters published in 1999, George H.W. Bush included a note he gave to his wife in early 1994. Bush's greatest achievements "was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection".

Bush was born on June 8, 1925, in Manhattan, N.Y., where parents Pauline (Robinson) Pierce and Marvin Pierce raiser her.

"Focusing on the family is the best place to start to make this country more literate, and I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so numerous other problems facing our society", she wrote in her memoir released in 1994.

"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".

"My dear mother has passed on at age 92".

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Mrs.