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Former U.S. presidents George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. before the farewell ceremony with former first lady Barbara Bush in the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Houston
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Former US President bill Clinton with wife Hillary
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Former President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle and first lady Melania trump
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Former US President George HW Bush with his family
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The wife of the President of the United States Donald trump Melania
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Son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
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The daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush Jenna (left)
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Son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
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The funeral procession moves toward the presidential library in College station (Texas) to a place of funeral of Barbara Bush
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The hearse Barbara Bush rides past the ranks of members of the cadet corps of Texas A&M
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Former U.S. presidents George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. before the farewell ceremony with former first lady Barbara Bush in the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Houston
© REUTERS/Richard Carson

© EPA-EFE/Brett Coomer/POOL

Former US President bill Clinton with wife Hillary
© EPA-EFE/Brett Coomer/POOL

Former President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle and first lady Melania trump
© EPA-EFE/David J. Phillip / POOL

Former US President George HW Bush with his family
© EPA-EFE/Brett Coomer/POOL

© Brett Coomer /Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool

The wife of the President of the United States Donald trump Melania
© EPA-EFE/Jack Gruber/POOL

© EPA-EFE/David J. Phillip/POOL

Son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
© EPA-EFE/David J. Phillip/POOL

The daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush Jenna (left)
© EPA-EFE/David J. Phillip/POOL

Son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
© EPA-EFE/Brett Coomer/POOL

© AP Photo/David J. Phillip , Pool

© REUTERS/Richard Carson

© AP Photo/Evan Vucci

© REUTERS/Tamir Kalifa

The funeral procession moves toward the presidential library in College station (Texas) to a place of funeral of Barbara Bush
© REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

The hearse Barbara Bush rides past the ranks of members of the cadet corps of Texas A&M
© Smiley N. Pool/Pool via REUTERS

NEW YORK, April 22. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Former US first lady Barbara Bush (1925-2018) was buried on Saturday at the presidential library in College station (Texas), named in honor of her husband George H. W. Bush. This was reported by the Fox News channel.

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Biography of former US first lady Barbara Bush

In the same place in 1953, was buried the daughter of Barbara Bush and Bush – Robin. She died of leukemia at the age of three years. The library is located approximately 160 miles from Houston (Texas), where on Saturday held a farewell ceremony with the former first lady. According to the Agency Associated Press, during the movement of the funeral procession took to the streets hundreds of people.

To bid farewell to Barbara Bush, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Houston was visited by about 1.5 thousand guests. Among them was first lady of the USA Melania trump and also ex-presidents George Bush senior, bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama and the members of their families. At the ceremony, which was broadcast on the Central channels, was also attended by dozens of former employees of the American administration, among them former U.S. Secretary of state Condoleezza rice and Pentagon chief in 2006 – 2011. Robert Gates.

Historian John Micham in a funeral speech recalled that Barbara Bush is one of only two women in U.S. history, who was the wife of one us President (George Bush Sr.) and mother of another (George W. Bush). The second was Abigail Adams, the wife of second US President John Adams and mother of the sixth American leader John Quincy Adams.

The white house said earlier that the acting head of the us administration, Donald trump will not attend the ceremony in Houston, to “avoid noise associated with enhanced security measures, and out of respect for the Bush family and their friends.” Trump on Saturday wrote in Twitter that will see the service on TV.

“The first lady Melania arrived in Houston to Express our respect”, – he said. Trump has also published the portrait of Barbara Bush, who, as he said, hung in the White house.

Barbara Bush died on 17 APR 93-m to year of life. According to media reports, she suffered from chronic diseases of the lungs and heart. Over the last few years she was repeatedly taken to the hospital. Earlier in April, the official representatives of the Bush family announced that the former first lady decided not to leave his house and never to go to the hospital, despite worsening health.

In the years of prezidenstva spouse (1989-1993), Barbara Bush enjoyed a special love of Americans. Polls showed that popular in the USA she sometimes was ahead of the Bush. A former first lady left five children, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.