Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st president George H.W. Bush and mother of the 43rd president George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92.
Members of the members of Alabama’s Congressional delegation along with Alabama politicians took to social media and statements to remember the former First Lady:
I am saddened to hear about the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was a dynamic Republican woman, as First Lady she lead an effort to increase family literacy, an issue she championed to this day. She was matriarch of the Bush family, that produced governors and a president. Her life is a shining example of how strong women can serve their country and help improve the lives of all Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family and all of America tonight.
My deepest condolences to the Bush family following the loss of former First Lady, Barbara Bush. She was a remarkable woman. Her legacy and service to our country will never be forgotten.
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01):
What a wonderful woman. I certainly admired her as a citizen, but especially as a son who had a tough but lovable mom. God bless her. The prayers of the nation are with the Bush family.
Barbara Bush led a remarkable life, and her legacy will impact our country for many years to come. My prayers are with the Bush family during this very sad time.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Bush family tonight after the passing of Mrs. Bush. She was a strong woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and proud American. She served her country with poise and dignity and will be sincerely missed.