Barbara Bush, former first lady, dies at 92, days after declining medical treatment

Former first lady of the United States Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at 92, her family said. Her death came days after she declined medical treatment beyond comfort care. Barbara had health problems and she was in and out of hospital for quite some time. Wife of former president George HW Bush, she served as first lady from 1989-1993. During this time, she advocated universal literacy and laid the foundation for family literacy. Her persuasions made her husband boost funding for AIDS research and treatment. The couple met at a dance when she was 16 and they were married three years later in 1945. Their marriage lasted 73 years, a record among presidential couples in American history. She had also the rare distinction of being wife to a president and mother to another — George W Bush who won two terms in the White House from 2001 to 2009. Another son, Jeb Bush, was governor of Florida from 1999-2007. Paying his tribute, President Donald Trump hailed her as an advocate of the American family. George P. Bush, American attorney and son of Jeb Bush, tweeted: “I will miss you, Ganny—but know we will see you again.”