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Barbara Bush Interment At Texas A&M On Saturday

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 April 18, 2018 9:50 AM updated: April 18, 2018 4:23 PM

Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush will be interred privately Saturday afternoon on the grounds of the presidential library and museum named for her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, at Texas A&M.

Mrs. Bush will be buried beside their first daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of 3 in 1953. The Bushes moved her grave to the library grounds in May 2000.

On Friday in Houston, there will be a public visitation for Mrs. Bush from noon to midnight; details are here. Her funeral service (private; invitation only) will be held there Saturday morning.

Then a motorcade will bring the Bush family from Houston to College Station for the interment. The motorcade is expected to close traffic on part of Texas Avenue, and public viewing will end at Penberthy Boulevard as the motorcade approaches the library on George Bush Drive.

Saturday is Muster, the traditional day on which Aggies gather together around the world; the student-run campus Muster ceremony at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena is not within the security perimeter and will continue as planned, except that Reed's doors will open for attendees at 6 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

The Texas A&M University System's chancellor, John Sharp '72, said, “In a very real sense, Barbara Bush was a mother figure to all Aggies because of her towering example of selfless service to family and nation. She endeared herself to us forever.”

Read more about the services and Texas A&M's connection with George H.W. and Barbara Bush here:



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