Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of our beloved first lady Barbara Bush. We find comfort in knowing that she is at peace in Heaven and that her spirit will always be with us.
Mrs. Bush had an unwavering desire to help others with her innate kindness and piercing wisdom. As a role model for leading a life of service to others and a champion of the literacy cause for more than three decades, she will forever be our inspiration for helping people reach their fullest potential in life through the power of literacy.
Mrs. Bush’s passion for ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed in life and her belief that achievement begins with learning how to read will continue to drive our work in the Houston community, a place where she and President Bush called home for more than a half Century.
Mrs. Bush defined all that is right and good in the world. Her 92 years of life were lived to the fullest—filled with faith in God, love of family and an unwavering commitment to helping others. We honor and pay tribute to her wonderful life and all that she did to help thousands and thousands of people have a brighter future and a better life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with President George H. W. Bush, our founders Neil and Maria Bush, and the entire Bush family. We thank you for your kindness and support as we celebrate Mrs. Bush’s life, cherish her great gifts and advance her legacy.