Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton, along with former first ladies Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJuan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts Michelle Obama to present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize Michelle Obama thanks her high school for naming new athletic complex after her MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey 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 TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE will also attend the funeral, but President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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.