KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine. – Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92 while at her home in Texas.
A wife of one President and a mom to another, Barbara spent four years as First Lady, from 1989-1993, and eight years as Second Lady, from 2001-2009.
During summers Barbara and her husband George H.W. Bush would live in Kennebunkport, Maine where the were beloved members of the community known for being involved in the town.
We're sorry to learn of the passing of Barbara Bush. Thank you for caring about our community. Thank you for patrolling Kennebunk Beach for so many years! This one was taken moments ago for you... pic.twitter.com/MasR9o0zQk— Kennebunk Police (@Kennebunkpolice) April 18, 2018
The Bushes, and Barbara in particular, were especially involved at Maine Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital was named in her honor.
“We all stood a little taller because we were associated with Mrs. Bush. Her unwavering support for children’s health and deep commitment to the hospital that bears her name moved many to share her passion and improve the health of our state’s youngest and most vulnerable patients,” said Rich Petersen, Maine Medical Center President and CEO.
Across New England, the legacy of the Bushes is felt. They often joined sports teams of all levels as spectators and to participate in ceremonies.
It was always a special honor to have Barbara Bush join us at Hadlock Field for Portland Sea Dogs baseball. RIP Mrs. Bush. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/Tu6CWzT1E5— Portland Sea Dogs (@PortlandSeaDogs) April 18, 2018
We’re honored to have known former first lady Barbara Bush. Our hearts go out to the entire Bush family. pic.twitter.com/H6LV2EUEWE— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 18, 2018
“Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time”- selfless words by a devoted civil servant. Thank you for your dedication to our country, Former First Lady Barbara Bush— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) April 17, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Bush family on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. We honor the life she lived and her commitment to family and country. -MJW— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) April 18, 2018
I had the chance to meet former First Lady Barbara Bush on several occasions & also watched her interact with rooms full of people. Tons of grace & charm. Thank you for your service to our country. RIP.— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) April 18, 2018
Jean Becker, chief of staff at the Office of George H. W. Bush, gave this update on the 41st President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/pjOKi3szVc— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 18, 2018
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