Barbara Bush remembered for 1992 Rowan County visit with her husband

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"Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end", he said. "They have the utmost respect for the name Barbara Bush".

Said Mr Orrin Hatch, America's longest-serving Republican senator: "Barbara inspired us all to be the best version of ourselves".

George H.W. Bush is being lifted up by his large and supportive family, Chief of Staff Jean Becker said. "She was a tremendous First Lady and an inspiration to the American people", Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said.

"It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself - thanks to her abiding faith - but for others".

First lady Barbara Bush holds an infant during a visit to Grandma's House in 1989 in Washington.

After the first lady was invited, 150 students circulated a petition saying Bush was a poor choice for the all-women's college because she had "gained recognition through the achievements of her husband, which contravenes what we've been taught over the last four years". The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

The library, which opened in November 1997 and recently celebrated its 3 millionth visitor, was a favorite place for the Bush family, said David Anaya, the facility's communications director. She served her family with love and compassion.

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InvestorPlace is remembering the former First Lady with a collection of her quotes. The White House said first lady Melania Trump will be there.

Lawson said Barbara Bush thought highly of Tulsa.

"I want to be known as a wife, a mother, a grandmother", Mrs. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. "May her memory be for a blessing". "The grace, honor and decency of Barbara Bush and her husband displayed are entirely absent in President Trump and his clan of grifters".

"She was a great role model for me, for sure". Over time she became not just the matriarch of her powerful family but also of the Republican Party.

When she returned to Tulsa in 1995, it was as former first lady, this time accompanying the former president himself. We had further correspondence after that first letter, and she was a most down-to-earth person. Mrs. Bush's passing. She will "forever remembered by those who knew her, loved her and were impacted by her dedication to public service", he said.

Both Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are expected to be present when Bush is laid to rest.