Former First Lady, Barbara Bush, wife of George H. W. Bush, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92.
In a statement Sunday, reps for the former First Lady said she had decided not to seek any additional medical treatment and wanted care in the comfort of her own home.
Bush battled health problems for much of her later life. She was diagnosed in 1988 with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that commonly affects the thyroid. She had open-heart surgery in 2009 and in 2008 underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.
In her final years, she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, as well as congestive heart failure. But, along with her husband, she kept an active public schedule, raising money for charity.
Bush is survived by her husband, George H.W.; sons George W., Neil, Marvin and Jeb; daughter, Dorothy Bush Koch; and 17 grandchildren.
My prayers go out to the Bush family, especially to George. He and his wife were extremely close. It’s been circulating that he isn’t in the best of health either. I just hope he makes it through this difficult time.