#N12BX: Barbara Bush dies at 92

Posted: Updated:
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is interviewed for 'The Presidents' Gatekeepers' project in 2011. (Getty Images) Former First Lady Barbara Bush is interviewed for 'The Presidents' Gatekeepers' project in 2011. (Getty Images)
HOUSTON -

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.

The wife of President George H.W. Bush, and mother of President George W. Bush died Tuesday.

She is the only other woman to have been the wife and mother of presidents. She shares the title with Abigail Adams, whose husband, John, was the second president, and son John Quincy Adams was the sixth.

Mrs. Bush was born Barbara Pierce in Rye, New York. After attending Smith College for two years, she married young naval aviator George Herbert Walker Bush. She was 19.

In 1990, Barbara Bush gave the commencement address at all-women Wellesley College. Some had protested her selection because she was prominent only through the achievements of her husband. Her speech that day was rated by a survey of scholars in 1999 as one of the top 100 speeches of the century.

"Cherish your human connections," Mrs. Bush told graduates. "At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent."

Funeral services for Barbara Bush are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, which she and former President George H.W. Bush regularly attended.

  • #N12BXMore>>

  • #N12BX: Cash or credit

    #N12BX: Cash or credit

    Thursday, November 29 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-11-29 17:43:47 GMT

    Do you pay cash or credit?

    Do you pay cash or credit?

  • #N12BX: Giving Tuesday

    #N12BX: Giving Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 12:00 PM EST2018-11-27 17:00:54 GMT

    What will you be giving this Tuesday?

    What will you be giving this Tuesday?

  • #N12BX: Thanksgiving meals

    #N12BX: Thanksgiving meals

    Friday, November 16 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-11-16 18:14:34 GMT

    Thanksgiving is one week away, and while many are excited to feast, some might need a place to go to fill up their bellies.

    Thanksgiving is one week away, and while many are excited to feast, some might need a place to go to fill up their bellies.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."