Former first lady Barbara Bush, a source of guidance and love to both her husband and son during their White House stints, according to friends, has died at age 92, Her passing was announced on Twitter by a family spokesman.
Bush held the rare distinction of having been both the wife of a US president, George H.W. Bush, and the mother of another, George W. Bush. (There’s only one other first lady in US history to have done both, Abigail Adams.)
Because of her undyed mane, her husband nicknamed her “the Silver Fox.” Bush was a champion of children’s literacy, and penned two books in the voice of her dogs, C. Fred and Millie. She was also known for dropping the occasional acerbic comment about her family’s political opponents.
Here’s a look at her career as the matriarch of the prominent Bush political clan, in pictures: