Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton, along with former first ladies Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama says she is managing 'low-grade depression' Michelle Obama supporters urge Biden to pick former first lady as running mate Michelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Top federal official says more details coming on foreign election interference The Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate GOP, House Democrats begin battle over trillion bill Melania Trump announces plans to renovate White House Rose Garden Trump tweets photo of himself wearing a mask MORE will also attend the funeral, but President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation 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.