How to view former First Lady Barbara Bush's motorcade in Houston

Sergio Conner
April 21, 2018

After the service, Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in a gated plot at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University where her and her husband's daughter Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953 at age 3, is also buried.

Bush died Tuesday at her home in Houston.

Four former United States presidents are among about 1500 mourners gathering at a Houston church for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of the country's most prominent political dynasties.

First lady Melania Trump, along with former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, will be among the approximately 1,500 expected guests.

A spokesperson for the First Lady announced Wednesday she would attend the services to pay 'respects to Barbara Bush and the entire family at the funeral on Saturday'.

Having undergone heart surgery in 2009, she was treated for years for Graves' disease, a thyroid condition.

President Donald Trump, who clashed with the Bush family during his 2016 campaign, is not expected in Houston.

People filled the church throughout the day on Friday to pay their respects.

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Meacham wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush, who is attending the service along with many members of his family and three other former presidents. The first attendees arrived on city buses escorted by Houston police motorcycle units Saturday morning, and walked into St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston in a light drizzle of rain.

First lady Melania Trump is attending Saturday's service "on behalf of the first family", White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

Her funeral will be attended by her family, which includes husband George H.W. Bush, sons George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush and Marvin Bush, daughter Dorothy Bush Koch and more.

Numerous women who came to pay their respects wore Barbara Bush's favorite color, blue, and strands of pearls in tribute to Mrs. She was 92. One of just two first ladies to have a child elected president, Barbara Bush was widely admired for her plainspoken style and her advocacy for causes including literacy and AIDS awareness.

Jessica Queener, who works in special education and wears a cochlear implant to help with hearing loss, said Barbara Bush's work in education and helping people with disabilities "really resonates with me on a personal level but also professionally". Bush and her husband, George H.W. Bush, long worshipped.

@flotus, knowing how close Barbara Bush was to White House residence staff, is bringing George Hainey, the former head maitre'd, and Buddy Carter, an usher, as her guests, per an aide.

Former President George H.W. Bush has arrived with his family at the funeral for his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

"Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end".

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