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Barbara Bush is finally laid to rest at husband’s presidential library in Texas

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband’s presidential library in Texas.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the ceremony was ‘a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day’. 

‘It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted,’ McGrath added. 

About 1,500 people attended a private funeral on Saturday in Houston for the wife of former President George H.W. Bush. 

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband’s presidential library in Texas. Her casket sits near her husband George H.W. Bush inside the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church as her husband

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the ceremony was 'a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day'

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the ceremony was ‘a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day’

'It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted,' McGrath said. About 1,500 people attended a private funeral on Saturday in Houston for the wife of former President George H.W. Bush

‘It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted,’ McGrath said. About 1,500 people attended a private funeral on Saturday in Houston for the wife of former President George H.W. Bush

The elder bush and his wife had been married for 73 years when she died on Tuesday at age 92. Pallbearers carry Barbara Bush's casket after the funeral 

The elder bush and his wife had been married for 73 years when she died on Tuesday at age 92. Pallbearers carry Barbara Bush’s casket after the funeral 

The elder Bush and the couple’s son, former president George W. Bush, were among four former US presidents at the service. 

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were in attendance, along with four former first ladies. 

Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton attended the service and were joined by current First Lady Melania Trump.

President Donald Trump was not present at the funeral and instead watched from Mar-a-Lago out of ‘respect’ for the Bush family and to ‘avoid disruptions due to added security’. 

George H.W. Bush honored his wife’s work promoting literacy with a subtle fashion statement: socks covered in books.

The nation’s 41st president attended his wife’s funeral in a dark suit and black shoes. But peeking out in between were knitted stacks of blue, red and yellow books. 

Barbara Bush was buried in a gated plot at her husband's presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, which is about 100 miles from Houston

Barbara Bush was buried in a gated plot at her husband’s presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, which is about 100 miles from Houston

The hearse carrying former first lady Barbara Bush passes through members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as it nears her husband's presidential library at the university on Saturday

The hearse carrying former first lady Barbara Bush passes through members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as it nears her husband’s presidential library at the university on Saturday

The couple's daughter Robin is also buried there. She was three years old when she died of leukemia in 1953 

The couple’s daughter Robin is also buried there. She was three years old when she died of leukemia in 1953 

Family spokesman McGrath tweeted a photo of the former president’s attire. He says Bush wanted to honor his wife’s commitment to family literacy during her life.

McGrath says Barbara Bush ‘raised over $110million over the course of 30 years’ for literacy programs.

Barbara Bush was buried in a gated plot at her husband’s presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, which is about 100 miles from Houston. 

The couple’s daughter Robin is also buried there. She was three years old when she died of leukemia in 1953.

Hundreds of people lined both sides of the street when the funeral procession passed.

The motorcade left Houston following the private funeral at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where Barbara and her husband regularly attended.

Several dozen people watched from a parking garage across the street from the university’s football and baseball stadiums, which were draped in a large American flag and a Texas flag. 

The elder bush and his wife had been married for 73 years when she died on Tuesday at age 92.

Pallbearers carry the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after her funeral service

Pallbearers carry the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after her funeral service

Leah Martin and and her daughter Jenny Mulvey wait for the motorcade carrying former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday 

Leah Martin and and her daughter Jenny Mulvey wait for the motorcade carrying former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday 

Several dozen people watched from a parking garage across the street from the university's football and baseball stadiums, which were draped in a large American flag and a Texas flag 

Several dozen people watched from a parking garage across the street from the university’s football and baseball stadiums, which were draped in a large American flag and a Texas flag 



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