#N12BX: Barbara Bush dies at 92

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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.

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