First Lady Melania Trump to attend Barbara Bush’s Texas funeral
The service is scheduled for Saturday at
The former first lady and first mother, widely celebrated for her focus on education and literacy, passed away at the age of 92 on Tuesday. She'd been suffering from congestive heart failure and obstructive pulmonary disease.
Tributes from both side of the political aisle poured in following her passing, including one from the current First Lady.
"Throughout her life, she put family and country above all else," Trump said in statement. "Her dedicated service to the American people was matched only by her compassion and love of family.
"She was a woman of strength and we will always remember her for her most important roles of wife, mother and First Lady of
It's long been custom for first ladies to attend the funerals of those who came before, though it is less common for a president to do so.
Obama similarly did not attend
The Republican President also honored Bush Tuesday night, remembering her as an "outstanding memorable woman of character" and lauding her "strong devotion to country and family."
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