First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpA Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor 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 CarterFederal board votes to rename Georgia's 'Runaway Negro Creek' to 'Freedom Creek' 3 signs the PBMs are desperately in need of reform Don't enact a law that diminishes the incentive for generic companies to challenge patents 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 TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll 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 ObamaThe Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today Warren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100 Beyoncé in 'Time 100' profile: Michelle Obama empowers black Americans MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' Seth Rich's brother calls for those pushing conspiracy to 'take responsibility' 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.