US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush's Passing

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday night at the age of 92. She was the wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

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Kenneth Jay Lane, the designer who created Bush's inauguration necklace (and who died last year), told the Chicago Tribune in 1989 that the first lady's conspicuous product placement had quadrupled sales of his famous fakes.

"She was a great role model for me, for sure".

Bush, accompanied by his wife Laura, said in a Fox News interview that his mother - who opted earlier this week for "comfort care" over medical treatment - was at ease as he faced mortality.

"The world is poorer without her in it". "I'm not running for president - George Bush is".

Bush died Tuesday at age 92.

"She had great faith", said the 43rd president. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end.

Bush is pictured with his mother Barbara in August 1992 at the Republican National Convention in Houston. It has now been moved to the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza in downtown Houston.

Their first meeting left an indelible impression on young George Bush. Her speech that day was rated by a survey of scholars in 1999 as one of the top 100 speeches of the century.

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"They were always so friendly", she said. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities overseas, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. Bush, I will miss you so much, my friend.

Bush advocated for literacy and raised awareness of the issue.

Along with her memoirs, she wrote "C. Fred's Story" and "Millie's Book", based on the lives of her dogs.

The former First Lady's strength made it easier for him to deal with her passing, said Bush.

"Mrs. Barbara Bush was one-of-a-kind". Bush was "a force who loved her family and our country passionately". "She taught us to serve others, she taught us to be civil, she taught us to love your family with your heart and soul". And if something was important to her, she let it be known.

Hager tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2EUx8BD) that Bush "was a real matriarch in every sense of the word". And as an American, I'm grateful for her service. It was a place both she and her husband loved. A life beautifully lived. She dedicated her life to public service, and worked tirelessly to help sick children and people in need. Mrs.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. tweeted: "May she rest in heavenly peace".

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