BY CHARLIE GEROW, April 18, 2018

With the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush, the Bush family lost its matriarch, the nation lost one of its most celebrated citizens, and the world lost an iconic leader whose faith, strength and patriotism were an inspiration to millions.

The litany of public accolades bestowed upon her as she sought comfort care in her final days, and then after her death, reflect the admiration of so many people. She will lay in repose at St. Martin’s Church in Houston for the public to pay respects on Friday; several former presidents and first ladies will attend a private service on Saturday.  

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