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 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 CarterCongress needs to continue fighting the opioid epidemic Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill Federal board votes to rename Georgia's 'Runaway Negro Creek' to 'Freedom Creek' 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 Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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 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 ClintonThe Memo: Polls flash warning signs for Trump Polls suggest Sanders may be underestimated 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall 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.