Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton, along with former first ladies Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden remembers her father, celebrates President Biden on Father's Day Michelle Obama shares Father's Day tribute: 'Our daughters couldn't have asked for a better role model' Jill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE, will attend former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral on Saturday, The New York Times reported.

The funeral for Bush, who died Tuesday, will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, on Saturday.

Obama and Clinton will join former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush at the funeral.

Jimmy Carter, the other living former president, said he would be unable to attend the funeral because of a private trip overseas scheduled for the same time.


First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden, Kate Middleton visit school together in first meeting Jill Biden wears 'LOVE' jacket 'to bring unity' to meeting with Boris Johnson White House gets back to pre-COVID-19 normality MORE will also attend the funeral, but President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE said he would not attend to avoid disrupting the service with his necessary additional security. Trump is expected to watch the livestream of her funeral from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. local time. Barbara Bush's son and former Florida governor Jeb Bush will be one of the three people to deliver a eulogy.

The private funeral will be attended by 1,500 relatives, friends and dignitaries but will be nationally televised, the Times reported.

After the funeral, the former first lady will be taken to College Station, Texas, where she will be buried during a private service on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.