Photos that a family spokesman tweeted captured special moments from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral.
Her husband, George H.W. Bush, poses in one with their son, George W. Bush, and two other former presidents – Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Current first lady Melania Trump also is in the photo along with former first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
A heartwarming photo shows Melania Trump with the last four presidents and first ladies as they support former president George H.W. Bush at his wife, Barbara Bush’s funeral on Saturday
All are smiling as they stand behind the elder Bush.
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’.
Another photo gives a close-up view of George H.W. Bush’s socks with blue, red and yellow books on them in honor of his late wife, who was known for her work promoting literacy.
The photos were taken by Paul Morse of George H.W. Bush’s office in Houston.
The funeral service was Saturday at St Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas.
George H.W. Bush broke down in tears on Saturday as his son read aloud one of the dozens of love letters he wrote to his late wife Barbara as part of his moving eulogy at her funeral.
Another photo gives a close-up view of George H.W. Bush’s socks with blue, red and yellow books on them in honor of his late wife, who was known for her work promoting literacy
Jeb, the former Governor of Florida, was the only one of the former First Lady’s children who spoke in front of the congregation of 1,500.
His eulogy was accompanied by tributes from Susan Baker, the wife of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and a touching speech by George H.W. Bush biographer Jon Meacham who remarked that the former president was the ‘only boy’ Barbara had ever kissed.
Former first lady Barbara Bush died last week at the age of 92 at her home.
After the service, she was buried on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station.
There she joined her daughter Robin who died at the age of 3 in 1953 from leukemia.