Barbara Bush, former USA first lady, dies aged 92

Barbara Bush dead at age 92

Barbara Bush dead at age 92

She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition, had heart surgery in 2009 for a severe narrowing of her main heart valve and was taken to hospital a year before that for surgery on a perforated ulcer.

Our thoughts, prayers and wishes are with the Bush family.

"I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe", she told the magazine. On Sunday, April 15, the family announced she would not be seeking future treatment for the disease.

Barbara's pursuit for more literate America began when she saw that her son Neil was diagnosed with dyslexia. Barbara also wrote a book that raised roughly $1 million. The complaint had been fatigue; the prescription was to take their child home to die. Barbara Bush was truly one of a kind. "She's the best grandma anybody could have ever had. or have", she said.

The couple's final move, after Bush lost the 1992 election to Bill Clinton, was to Houston, where they built what she termed their "dream house" in an affluent neighborhood.

Barbara Bush, the 37th first lady of the United States, has died at the age of 92 after a battle with heart and lung disease. Sitting in her Houston living room, facing a portrait of her forever-young daughter, the tears were fresh.

Son George W. Bush had aspirations for the governor's mansion in Austin. His uncle was a doctor at Sloan Kettering, a leading cancer center even when cancer was barely understood and almost taboo to mention. She was also pro-choice at one point, according to Rewire News, and supported the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment which put her in at odds with conservatives.

A writer, her books include an autobiography and one about post-White House life. In 1949, her parents were involved in a auto accident when her father lost control of their vehicle.

In 2012, Bush dismissed the political ambitions of U.S. conservative darling Sarah Palin, saying, "I think she's very happy in Alaska - and I hope she'll stay there".

Former first lady Barbara Bush appears to be doing well at home despite her failing health.

Back in Texas, George W. Bush has recounted the day his returning parents came to pick him up at school in their big green Oldsmobile. Amid the Watergate Scandal in 1973, Bush urged her husband to reject Richard Nixon's offer to become Chairman of the Republican National Committee; he did anyway. After they left the White House, she was a potent spokeswoman for two of her sons - George W. and Jeb - as they campaigned for office.

George W. has said Robin's death forged a bond with his mother that he leaned on through his father's presidency and then his own. "He was Superman", she told CNN in 2003. And I think she's very happy in Alaska.

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