Barbara Bush Leaves Legacy As Literacy Champion, ‘America’s Grandmother’
Former First Lady Barbara Bush – wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush – has died at her home in Houston. She was 92. Her work as an educator carried over into public life. She used her platform as first lady to combat illiteracy. Julie Baker Finck, president of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, says Mrs. Bush’s advocacy changed the conversation about the issue.