Congressman Mac Thornberry issues statement on passing of Barbara Bush

(Source: AP)
(Source: AP)

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday evening at her home in Houston.

She served as the First Lady from 1989 to 1993. Barbara Bush was known for working to establish universal literacy and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

On Sunday, a statement from the office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, revealed she had decided to focus on comfort care and forego additional medical treatment for COPD and congestive heart failure.

Representative Mac Thornberry released a statement Wednesday morning in response to the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

"Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman, who lived a life of strength, dignity, and service to others.  Her commitment to family literacy will be a legacy that will continue to influence lives. We pray for peace and comfort for the Bush family." 

In addition to the former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Barbara Bush is survived by her brother, Scott Pierce, and by children Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch, as well as 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was 92-years old.

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