Family, friends mourn death of Barbara Bush
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Family, friends and politicians mourned the death of Barbara Bush Tuesday night, recalling the former first lady for her dedication to her country and family. 

The matriarch of the Bush family, Barbara Bush was the second woman to ever have her husband and son both serve as president. She is remembered by her family for her passion, sense of humor and commitment to causes she was passionate about. 

“Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions,” Former President George W. Bush said in a statement. “To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until then.” 

She served as first lady during the presidency of her husband, George H.W. Bush. Her oldest son was elected president in 2000 and served two terms. 

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Her younger son, Jeb Bush, served two terms as governor of Florida, and ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign for the Republican nomination in 2016. 

Jeb Bush remembered Barbara Bush as an “exceptionally gracious, gregarious, fun, funny, loving, tough, smart, graceful woman.”

A family spokesman announced Tuesday night that Barbara Bush died at age 92. She had been hospitalized multiple times throughout the past year, and recently decided against seeking additional medical treatment.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE recalled Bush for her commitment to spreading literacy, and as an “advocate of the American family.” He ordered flags be flown at half staff in her honor.

“She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well,” Trump said in a statement.

Vice President Pence praised Bush as an inspiration to others, highlighting her devotion to her family.

Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill and Hillary Clinton pay tribute to Aretha Franklin Trump, Obamas and Clintons among leaders mourning Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin dies at 76 MORE, who defeated George H.W. Bush in the 1992 election, said Bush was a “remarkable woman” who was “fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes.”

“She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like,” Clinton tweeted.

Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaNASA says Aretha Franklin’s asteroid will keep orbiting after singer’s death Biden: Aretha Franklin was 'part of the soul of the civil rights movement' Obamas: 'Aretha helped define the American experience' MORE also released a statement.

"We’ll always be grateful to Mrs. Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House, but we’re even more grateful for the way she lived her life – as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit," they said in a joint statement. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden: Aretha Franklin was 'part of the soul of the civil rights movement' Biden to Trump: If you think revoking Brennan's clearance will silence him, 'you just don't know the man' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE fondly remembered Bush for her wit, intelligence and love of her family and country.

"Her tireless work as a champion for global literacy will be just one legacy she leaves behind," Biden said in a statement. "The others will be her unshakeable faith, her devotion to service and her beloved family, in which she instilled that same great love of country and public service."

Numerous other lawmakers on Tuesday night shared their memories of Barbara Bush and her impact on the country.