1500 Mourners Paid Tributes at Former First Lady Barbara Bush's Funeral

  • An estimated 1500 mourners paid their tributes to former US first lady Barbara Bush at St Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. At the time of her death she was 92 years old and reportedly declined further medical treatment after continued failing health. The literacy campaigner’s funeral service in Texas was attended by the current first lady Melania Trump, last US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton (also former Secretary of State), Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, historian and author Jon Meacham, Susan Baker, and many more. The US President Donald Trump gave the event a miss saying it will create “disruptions due to added security and out of respect for the Bush Family”.