First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Pence offer condolences to families of Missouri boat tour victims Avenatti says Cohen's Trump recording 'is not the only tape' NYT: Cohen taped Trump on payment to ex-Playboy model MORE brought two White House staff members who were close to the Bush family as her guests to former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral on Saturday in Houston. 

Trump was accompanied by former White House head maitre d' George Hainey and current White House usher Buddy CarterEarl (Buddy) Leroy CarterOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — DOJ move against ObamaCare sets off frenzy Lawmakers have sights on middlemen blamed for rising drug costs Tax reform has provided a ripe opportunity for American workers MORE, the first lady’s office said.

“She knew they were very close to the Bush family and wanted them to be able to pay their respects,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.

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In a statement following the service, Trump praised Bush as “a woman of indisputable character and grace." 

“It was my honor to travel to Houston to give my respects to Barbara Bush and the remarkable life she led as a mother, wife, and fearless First Lady,” she said. 

The first lady attended Bush’s services in Houston on Saturday, while President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE watched from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton both attended the service, as did former first ladies Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama joins stars in launch of voter registration push The Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Michelle Obama launches voter registration initiative ahead of midterms: report MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin Anti-Trump protests outside White House continue into fifth night Opera singers perform outside White House during fourth day of protests MORE. They joined members of the Bush family including George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush in attending.

Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at age 92. She had been hospitalized multiple times throughout the past year.

— Updated April 22 at 12:41 p.m.