The death of 92-year-old former First Lady Barbara Bush has saddened a nation who remembers her grace and humility. The woman, who was one of only two in history to be both the wife and mother of a U.S. president, left a favorable impression on many.
Barbara, who received around 30 honorary degrees throughout her lifetime, closed her eyes for the last time at her home in Houston on Tuesday. President Donald Trump ordered the nation’s flags to be flown at half-staff throughout the rest of the week, CNN reported.
Now her grandson, Jeb. Bush Jr., has shared a tear-jerking cartoon on Twitter featuring Barbara in heaven being reunited with her young daughter Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush.
Robin, the younger sister of former president George W. Bush, tragically died from leukemia in 1953 at the age of only three. Leukemia was not well-known back then and was a new concept to the Bushes, according to the Washington Post.
Robin’s time on earth was cut short so quickly that the doctor told her shocked parents to “tell no one, go home, forget that Robin was sick, make her as comfortable as we could, love her — and let her gently slip away.”
The touching editorial cartoon was illustrated by Marshall Ramsey of the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, according to Yahoo.
Barbara’s funeral is set for Saturday at her church in Houston. She’ll be buried near her daughter Robin on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. Here are which presidents will be in attendance.