Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

She was married to the 41st president of the U.S.
Posted at 8:07 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 20:07:29-04

Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92 years old.

Bush was hospitalized multiple times in recent years. The family recently said she decided to forgo future medical care, opting instead for "comfort care."

Bush was married to George H.W. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993. 

As first lady, she founded a nonprofit organization, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and even wrote a book about the family dog that spent multiple weeks on best-seller lists.

After her years in the White House, her family kept the political dynasty going. Her oldest son, George W. Bush, served two terms as president starting in 2001. Another son, Jeb Bush, served as the governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.

Along with supporting her family's various political endeavors, Bush served on the boards of the Mayo Clinic and AmeriCares.

Bush leaves behind her husband, five surviving children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN