The death of Barbara Bush has Americans everywhere remembering her life.
Former first lady Barbara Bush, who died yesterday at age 92, was known for her tart tongue, her unvarnished look, and, especially, for her pearls.
The only other girl to become both wife and mother of USA presidents was Abigail Adams, the first lady from 1797 to 1801.
Barbara Bush was married to President George H.W. Bush for 73 years.
Mrs Madeleine Albright, who under Democratic president Bill Clinton was the first woman to serve as USA secretary of state, remembered Mrs Bush as a "woman of incredible determination, wit and compassion who embodied America's best values". "I'm old", Mrs. Bush explained, "and my doctor tells me I need to swim every day".
In between Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush brought her own priorities to the job of first lady. She was surrounded by the love and kindness of others.
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Bush "was at her side when (she) left this good earth", said the ex-President's longtime chief of staff Jean Becker.
Lawson said Barbara Bush thought highly of Tulsa. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat, thanked the publisher's daughter and oilman's wife for her "wisdom and commitment to public service".
She was born Barbara Pierce on June 8, 1925, in New York City. Bush is also survived by 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. "May her memory be for a blessing". Another showed her at the White House with Millie, the first family's dog during the Bush presidency from 1989 to 1993. She had been a major effect on the state, husband John Adams'expired before son, although s instant president John Quincy Adams was chosen president in 18-24. "They have the utmost respect for the name Barbara Bush".
Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff to honor Bush.
"She was smart, generous, kind, & a force to be reckoned with", said House Republican Steve Pearce. You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. "I can't tell you how much I have missed having these people in public, in the public eye", said Antonia Merritt of Lowell.
Queen Elizabeth II and British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch have sent messages of condolences to the Bush family. Rather than spend her remaining time hospitalized, Bush chose to be comfortable in her final hours.