By Steve Dellar  |  04-21-2018   News
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A touching picture showing former US President George H.W. Bush sitting in a wheelchair lovingly gazing at the casket of his late wife has captured the hearts of all those in Texas as it became known that Mr Bush senior held Barbara’s hand all day before she passed away. A family statement revealed ‘he is broken-hearted.’

George H.W. Bush and Barbara had been married for 73 years.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These lilacs Barbara Bush had planted here at the Vice President&#39;s Residence when she was second lady. They are in full bloom today. Grateful for the way she touched this place and touched our lives. Praying for the Bush family today. <a href="https://t.co/COj4zLcOK5">pic.twitter.com/COj4zLcOK5</a></p>&mdash; Karen Pence (@SecondLady) <a href="https://twitter.com/SecondLady/status/987673151793491968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Yesterday, as mourners came forward to pay their respects, the 93-year-old former president sat the whole day in his wheelchair next to Barbara Bush’s closed casket which was setup at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. Just one day before her invitation-only funeral.

The Bushes daughter, Dorothy, can be seen comforting her father as she lovingly put her hand on his shoulder.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thousands, including dignitaries and heads-of-state, are expected to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston today. President Trump is not expected to attend. <a href="https://t.co/wyUUkzizC0">https://t.co/wyUUkzizC0</a> (via <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CBSEveningNews</a>) <a href="https://t.co/4rsLSmlSJw">pic.twitter.com/4rsLSmlSJw</a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/987697725100748800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Thousands of people came to pay their respected and visited the church, many of the female visitors adorned with a string of pearls in a clear nod to the former first lady’s signature accessory. Ms Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 earlier this week.

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Today will see the official funeral for some 1,500 guests. Among those confirmed in attendance at the event are former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, current first lady Melania Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Mr Craig Denekas, who sits on the board of directors of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (one of Ms Bush most praised foundations), said: “It was her singular ability to make you feel like you were the most important person in the world when you were talking to her.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Barbara Bush&#39;s Secret Service detail, several of whom have been been with her for decades, refuse to leave her side until she is buried. Very powerful. <a href="https://t.co/zAmotYTXsC">pic.twitter.com/zAmotYTXsC</a></p>&mdash; John P. Lopez (@LopezOnSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/LopezOnSports/status/987380308843614209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://twitter.com/LopezOnSports/status/987380308843614209

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