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“Dear Barbara Bush you will be missed by all you were a inspiration to the whole world ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Buckley - Beverly, MA

“Dear Barbara bush family sorry lost First Lady president RIP Barbara bush ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Luff Spencer - Paris

“A thought for a First Lady who always stood for family! ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Guido - San Antonio, TX

“To the Bush Family: A dear loss to the matriarchal symbols of our state of Texas and Country. Barbara, You remain in our prayers after more than a...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Guido - San Antonio, TX

“THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOI DID ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: BARBIE BOLDUC - AUGUSTA, ME

“See you soon Barbara....The Lord be with your children ,grand - children and family. When we all get together.....what a day of rejoicing that will...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Judiann Walker - FL

“Thank you so much for being a wonderful First Lady. You always showed so much warmth and caring I felt like you were part of my family. You and...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Maralene Gifford - Kirkland, WA

“I was going to post this yesterday...Its been one year since you went to be with God and Jesus. Mrs. Bush, you were an inspirational woman. Keep...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Yessica D - TX

“Very dignified a true lady respected and loved. A love and marriage. To be admired so compatible. George and Barbara President and First Lady....Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: C M - Boston, MA

“A dignified, loving and professional First Lady and Mother. An American treasure. ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Lawrence - Ocean City, MD

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Yvonne Eddings - North Charleston, SC

“Our sympathy to the family of First Lady Barbara Bush. Thank you for sharing your mother with the world. May the presence and love of Jesus Christ...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Marek and Sarah Alimowski family - FL

“B.RILLIANTA.DOREDR.ESPECTEDB.IGHEARTEDA.CCEPTINGR.EWARDINGA.STOUNDINGB.ENEVOLENTU.NDERSTANDINGS.PECTACULARH.OPED FOR THE BEST IN EVERYTHING.REST IN...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Murrey Ransom

“Barbara Pierce Bush was a nice lady and first lady to President George Hebert Walker Bush and she was a prettylady also and a pretty grandmother and...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Yaple - Erie, PA - friend


15 of 100+ | Posted by: BARBIEFLORENCE BOLDUC - AUGUSTA, ME

“YOU WERE A GREAT LADY @A WONDERFULWIFE. ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: BARBIEFLORENCE BOLDUC - AUGUSTA, ME

“B- beautifulA-awesomeR- respectfulB. rightReliableAmazingBelovedUniqueSupportivehonorableBarbra will be greatly missed and we want to give all the...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“You were a special matriarch. Now your husband has made the journey to the heavenly skies above to be reunited with you and your daughter. May God...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Timothy Munn - Shortsville, NY

“To the late FORMER 41ST UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH, Family, Friends, and Fellow Americans GOD will wipe away all tears from...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Jacquelyn E. Jenkins - MD

“B.EAUTIFULA.UTHENTICR.ESPECTEDB.RIGHTA.DMIREDR.ELIABLEA.MAZINGB.ELOVEDU.NIQUES.UPPORTIVEH.ONORABLEYOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE FIRST LADY THAT HAD...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Murrey Ransom

“Dear family,Please accept this as my sincerest apologies and condolences for the loss of your loved one.May the God of all true comfort add to yours...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Aaron Orangee - Wesley Chapel, FL

“Barbara,I loved you as first lady.You were very down to earth,and natural.You were true to your family any our county.And I hope you enjoyed your...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Charles Campbell - Chaddsford, PA

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Continue restful heavenly peace! ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Camella Ford - Houston, TX

“May beautiful memories sustain you during this time of sorrow.The Family ofSally Ingam ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Sally Ingram - NC

“I've always been a fan of the Bush family,especially Barbara. I'm sad I never got to meet her. She's always been a beautiful lady,inside and out. My...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra Gibbs - Ward, AR


26 of 100+ | Posted by: Anthony Wilson - Snellville, GA

“A beautiful lady inside and out. I loved her gray hair, precious smile, her pearls and the way she loved her family. Barbara was one of the greatest...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Monna Holcomb - Tomball, TX

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Mildred Grace - Old Bridge, NJ

“May God smile on Past presidents Bush and his family. ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: kathleen Brooks - marrero, LA

“WE PRAY FOR LADY BARBS HUSBAND, GEORGE SR.THAT ALMIGHTY GOD WILL BE WITH HIM, DURING HIS TIME OF AFFLICTIONS. ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: PASTOR TONY A. LYONS BETHESDA CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST INC. - MI

“Just a Gorgeous, Beautiful, Lady, Full of Lifeand Fun. I had the pleasure of entertaining Barbara, George Sr. and George Jr. in my home onNorthshore...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Jan Soto - Tallahassee, FL

“The most remarkable woman this country has ever known! ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“To Bush Family : Our loved one who have died leave an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Geneva McClendon - Detriot, MI


34 of 100+ | Posted by: marie pacetta - newhaven, CT

“My condolences to the Bush Family. As a teacher I appreciate the push for literacy. Reading is the top subject of all topics. Family, continue to...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Traylor - GA

“Rest in Peace... ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Baribault - Hamden, CT

“Barbara Bush was always self assured, honest and down to earth, yet elegant and dignified at all times in the public eye. we are so sad you are gone...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: lori whitburn - sugar land, TX

“Mrs. Bush was a beautiful woman and a beautiful, down to earth person. She was an inspiration to all of us, to get our priorities right and live a...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: N Zumsteg - Wilmington, DE

“Dear Family of Mrs. Barbara Bush,Our First Lady will live in our memories and prayers forever, Ma'ams and Sirs.Respectfully, ”
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Arneatha Flemming & Family - NC

“Blessings ... ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: - IL

“Heartfelt Condolences to the Bush family for your precious loss. Ms Bush was a wonderful First Lady and left a majestic legacy. She will forever be...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy - Jacksonville, FL

“I am a true fan of BABARBAR BUSHWHEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GRAVES DISEASE.I too sufferred from this..I wrote her a letter commending her strongest...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna trobaugh - Hollywood, FL

“Sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and lives forever. May the...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies to the entire Bush family as each of you deal with the passing of a beautiful, caring First Lady that left many cherished...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Dougherty - Edison, NJ

“Rest in peace Barbara ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Laurie Inderlee - Pillager, MN

“TO THE FAMILY OF MRS. BARBARA BUSH;MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY FOR YOUR LOSS. MRS BUSH WAS A WIFE, MOTHER AND NO DOUBT A GOOD FRIEND TO...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You will be dearly missed ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: - GA

“Mrs. Bush will always remain the 'best' First Lady and I am still grieving on her passing. I have read her book 'A Memoir Barbara Bush' so many...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Betty Loeffler - Verona, WI

“I offer my sincere condolences. She was a great lady. May God's love comfort and renew your strength in these difficult times. ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: M W - OH

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family for their loss of their loved one, who will be remembered for her role in history. May...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: - Bear, DE

“You were an amazing First Lady Barbara. Your literacy efforts were admirable & you were everyone's grandmother. I know you're in Heaven & I'll see...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: David - Tavares, FL

“U were one of the most admired first ladies I new. Sorry for your lost I will remember u always. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: laura cuvreau - Everett, WA

“My condolences to the Bush family. I hope for your family for the day when there will be no more pain or tears. Rev 20:4 S Mudd,...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“i luv you ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: - Ellenwood, GA

“A unique and loved 1st lady, wife and mother,The kindest lady to all who knew her or who knew of her..God's blessings to the family. May it ease the...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: mary masters - commerce twsp., MT

“I,ll miss you cousin Barbara you,ll be in my thoughts every day and I,m glad we are related to my sith greatgrandmother Abigail smith adams ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: michelle adams - appleton, WI

“My deepest condolences to the family and friends. She will truly be missed by them. May the God of comfort bring you comfort in your time of need. ”
58 of 100+ | Posted by: W Rogers - Sac, CA

“You were, and will continue to be, a great inspiration to us all. May the classiest First Lady rest in peace.My deepest condolences to the Bush...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: M Malone - Charlotte, NC

“Hi how are you ill.miss her. She seemed like a nice lady. Rip I will.miss her. My condolences to his family to george hw bush and his family. ...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Mr jody Brachman - Highland park, IL


61 of 100+ | Posted by: Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT

“Send too you, Barbara. May you always be with our lord and saviour Jesus Christ.God bless. ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon LeJour - Regina, SK

“My condolences to the Bush family. You've shared your mom(grandmother) with the world, and no one knows the pain you feel right now except each one...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherrie D - Dolton, IL

“My heartfelt condolences and and prayers for the entire Bush family. Mrs Bush was truly a brilliant and accomplished lady of integrity. Her exemplary...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: John Cramb - Bangor, PA

“TO THE BUSH FAMILIES. BARBARA WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY. SHE WAS A WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT LISTENED TO HER. SHE KNEW HOW TO COMPOSE HERSELF. MAY SHE...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Dina Milonas - Long Beach, Calif

“You are the epitome of a devoted, strong and noble matriarch. I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration of how you lived your life. You ...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Irma Delgado - Dallas, TX

“RIP MRS. BUSH ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: MARIE SWAVELY - ESSINGTON, PA

“My husband Neal Pulley spent two years of his service at Camp David. He told me he had never met kinder humbler people than the Bush's. You were...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: April Pulley - Seattle, WA

“Sorry for your loss my the God of all comfort be with you Isaiah25:8 comforts us God will swallow up death He will wipe the tears from all faces. ...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“The lifetimes of Barbara Bush will always flourish. She was a pioneer in ths field, literacy for every adult and family. Quote, "If more people could...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Janet Allen - Stockton, CA

“It's of joy knowing she is in heaven and that love will always flourish. ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Janet Allen - Stockton, CA

“Mrs. Bush was a great example of a Mother, friend and the perfect First Lady. The world has lost a beautiful lady. She was beloved and will forever...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Barbara was a very unique woman who gave all her love to family, friends and country. There will never be such a beautiful lady like her again....Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Thankyou for ALL you have done for ALL of us'You are truly one of natures' noble women.MayGod welcome you and bless you on the road to eternity ”
75 of 100+ | Posted by: richard callaway - sarfasota, FL

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76 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“God bless you First Lady Barbara P. Bush. You were a role model for all of our nation. Rest in Peace. Condolences to all your family during this...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Antonio Arocho - New York, NY


78 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Crim - Denton, TX

“Rest in peace, Mrs. Bush. God bless you and your family. ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandy Wright - Vancouver, WA


80 of 100+ | Posted by: Juleen Graham-Greene - Gaffney, SC


81 of 100+ | Posted by: Juleen G

“Dear Bush Family my name is Tristine and I'm so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you. Love Tristine❤. ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Tristine Dugger - Waco, TX

“What a lady her family and the world has lost. Barbara can never be replaced and will forever be remembered. Her daughter Robin is back in her Mother...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss.I admired her and respected her.Her dedication to the illiteracy program was outstanding. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: sharon eickhoff - ashland, PA

“Im very sorry for the Bush family loss. I hope you can take comfort in the words in the book of Psalms 116:15. Those who pass on Gods keeps in his...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Gresilda V. Aquino - Wallkill, NY


86 of 100+ | Posted by: Leslye Evans - Corpus Christi, TX

“Rest In Heaven ”
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Theresa Robinson - CA

“My heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort bring you comfort along with peace in knowing this beautiful woman has been remembered by God...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers for the family's ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Baggett - Lake Dallas, TX

“I have greatly admired Mrs. Bush and the entire Bush family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace knowing she was a positive influence on...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Marie Christine Pence - IN

“First Lady Barbara Bush our condolences and prayers in Heaven Rest In Peace our guardian Angel. Thank you for all your beautiful hard work and love....Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Aurora and Frank Granados - TX

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Morgan - Bellevue, NE

“She was the first, First Lady, who made ageing graceful and beautiful. My prayers are with the Bush Family. ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathie Winfrey - Little Rock, AR


94 of 100+ | Posted by: MoniqueY Gueye - Houston, TX


95 of 100+ | Posted by: Monique SAM - Houston, TX


96 of 100+ | Posted by: Monique Gordon - Houston, TX

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Raul & Kathy Sandoval - Garland, TX

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: June Griggs - Garland, TX

“May the family find comfort in prayers and warm thoughts. Condolences on the loss of a classy lady ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Marcy


100 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeanette Parkman - Clinton, MS


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Rarely has a First Lady been greeted by the American people and the press with the approbation and warmth accorded to Barbara Pierce Bush. Perhaps this is prompted by the image she calls "everybody's grandmother." People are comfortable with her white hair, her warm, relaxed manner, and her keen wit. With characteristic directness, she says people like her because they know "I'm fair and I like children and I adore my husband." Barbara was born in 1925 to Pauline and Marvin Pierce, who later became president of McCall Corporation. In the suburban town of Rye, New York, she had a happy childhood. She went to boarding school at Ashley Hall in South Carolina, and it was at a dance during Christmas vacation when she was only 16 that she met George Bush, a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. They became engaged a year and a half later, just before he went off to war as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. By the time George returned on leave, Barbara had dropped out of Smith College. Two weeks later, on January 6, 1945, they were married. After the war, George graduated from Yale, and they set out for Texas to start their lives together. Six children were born to them: George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy. Meanwhile, George built a business in the oil industry. With Texas as home base, he then turned to politics and public service, serving as a member of Congress, U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U. S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and later as Vice President. In those 44 years of marriage, Mrs. Bush managed 29 moves of the family. When her husband was away, she became the family linchpin, providing everything from discipline to carpools. The death of their daughter Robin from leukemia when she was not quite four left George and Barbara Bush with a lifelong compassion. She says, "Because of Robin, George and I love every living human more." Barbara Bush was always an asset to her husband during his campaigns for public office. Her friendly, forthright manner won her high marks from the voters and the press. As wife of the Vice President, she selected the promotion of literacy as her special cause. As First Lady, she called working for a more literate America the "most important issue we have." Involved with many organizations devoted to this cause, she became Honorary Chairman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. A strong advocate of volunteerism, Mrs. Bush helped many causes--including the homeless, AIDS, the elderly, and school volunteer programs. (Biography from WhiteHouse.gov)

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