The 41st President of the US, who was in office from 1989 to 1993, will be buried alongside his wife Barbara and daughter Robin in his home state of Texas. He had six children with his wife Barbara, who he was married to for 73 years. They are called George W Bush, who was also President of the US, Jeb, Neil, Dorothy, Marvin and Pauline Robinson. She was also known as Robin and was born in 1949.

But she died at the age of three after being diagnosed with advanced leukaemia. 

George mentioned Robin during a poignant eulogy at his father’s state funeral yesterday.

He said: “Dad always believed that one day he would hug his precious Robin again.”

Barbara was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 1988 and also suffered with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

She was taken to hospital on New Year’s Eve 2013 with pneumonia but was released a few days later.

She died in her home in Houston at the age of 92 on April 17, 2018. 

Her son George tweeted: “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was.

“I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother.

“Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.”

All surviving US presidents attended the funeral for George Bush Senior, which was held at the US National Cathedral in Washington DC. 

President Donald Trump sat next to Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. 

John Major, who was Prime Minister of the UK while Mr Bush was in office, also attended.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jordan’s King Abdullah II were among other leaders at the service. 

Son George described his father as a “noble man, the best father” during the service at the US National Cathedral in Washington DC. 

He said: “He accepted failure is part of living a full life, but taught us never to be defined by failure. He showed us how setbacks can strengthen. 

“Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you.

“A great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have.”


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