Former first lady Barbara Bush receiving comfort care at home in Houston

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Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and will not seek additional medical care after a series of recent hospitalizations, a spokesman for the Bush family said Sunday.

Earlier past year, they both spent time in separate rooms in the same Houston hospital, both being treated for breathing problems. "She was 92. A Bush family spokesman said Bush passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones".

McGrath said Mrs. Bush spent two days at Methodist Hospital earlier this month but decided not to return there when her health began to deteriorate. Bush's health. However, he explained that the family has chose to focus on comfort care. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, a thyroid condition.

Bush was the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who is now 93, and mother of 43rd President George W. Bush. She was an unvarnished purveyor of the truth and motivated us all to be better people.

Barbara is now resting at the family home in Houston. She was only the second first lady in American history whose her son also ascend to the nation's highest office, the other being Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years with the goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boosting literacy among parents and their children.

Barbara Bush is the only woman to have seen both her husband and son sworn in as USA president.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, according to a family spokesperson. It started when she attended reading day at her son's school.

She also authored C. Fred's Story and Millie's Book, two anecdotes that are based on the life of her dogs. Mrs. Bush and President Bush live their lives always putting others first.

She and George met when she was 16 years old at a school dance.

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants.

Known for her wit and wisdom, a strong defender of family and country....we send our prayers for comfort to this attractive American woman to whom we owe many thanks.