Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92 Tuesday afternoon at her home in Houston, Texas. She served as the nation's First Lady from 1989 to 1993. Her son, and former president, George W. Bush commented,
"My dear mother has passed on at age 92... Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was... She was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions...To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I'm a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother."
Bush dedicated her time in the White House to the cause of literacy and civil rights. Since leaving office, she joined with her husband in raising more than a billion dollars for charity. George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara were happily married for 73 years.
The Former First Lady was known as a very likable and unpretentious first lady. She was a loyal and strong partner as well as a combative force in the white house.