Barbara Bush has died last night after it was announced that she decided to decline further medical treatment after consulting her family and doctors. She was 92.
A statement about the news was released by the office of George H.W. Bush via Twitter: “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H. W Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce.”
The statement ended, “The official funeral schedule will be announced as soon as is practical.”