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Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Did you know that well before she became first lady, Barbara Bush grew up in the Hudson Valley?

Bush, who has been in failing health for some time, has announced her decision not to seek further medical treatment in the hospital, but rather, at the age of 92, she is choosing care in her own Houston home. Bush has been hospitalized several times over recent years as she struggled with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving".

"She's a fighter. She's an enforcer", Hager said, adding, "She reminded me not to believe everything you read".

Bush is only the second person to be both a wife and a mother to a president of the United States.

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Barbara and George have been married the longest of any presidential couple in us history. She later said dyed hair didn't look good on her and credited the color to the public's perception of her as "everybody's grandmother".

Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Mrs.

She was also known for her compassion, understanding that as a first lady she was in a unique position to create a lasting legacy.

Her pearls sparked a national fashion trend when she wore them to her husband's inauguration in 1989. Though she said at one stage that other families should have the opportunity of running and that "we've had enough Bushes", she later appeared in a campaign advert for Jeb in 2016.


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