According to ABC 7 Chicago, Barbara Bush, former First Lady to President George H.W. Bush, has died at the age of 92. She passed away this evening after receiving comfort care at home. She is survived by her husband, their five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Barbara Bush can be argued as the perfect supporting figure at a time when the country dived into modern times.
In comparison to a time when numerous foreign wars enveloped the country, Bush in the 1980s and early part of the 1990s proved to be formidable in terms of what power the women behind the leaders can wield.
Bush championed literacy causes in response to the falling literacy rates in America.
She also did something that might have been unheard of for a presidential couple — she held a position contrary to her husband’s.
And, most of all, she was one of the few 20th century First Ladies to use her role for more than the standard of glamour