Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton, along with former first ladies Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaHillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance Obama issues statement praising Paul Volcker Michelle Obama: Do I think US can come back from Trump impeachment? 'Oh yeah' MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance 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.


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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.