Former First Lady of the United States and wife of 41st President George H.W. Bush, Barbara has died.
She died at her home Tuesday surrounded by her family, having suffered congestive heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Apparenly, Barbara decided herself when it was time to go, telling her doctors Sunday she chose to decline medical treatment in favor of comfort care.
Both Bush's were hospitalized in Houston in early 2017 for various health issues, but she appeared bright and happy with her husband for the Super Bowl 51 coin toss a month later.
Barbara served as First Lady from 1989 to 1993, but was also in DC for 8 years during the Reagan administration when George was the veep. She is known for working to make advancements in universal literacy, and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
She's survived by her husband, 4 sons -- including George W. and Jeb Bush -- a daughter ... 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandkids.
The White House released a statement shortly after the announcement of her passing, saying, "She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well. The President and First Lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Bush."