Market Extra: When is Former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral service in Houston

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Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush will be laid to rest at noon.

Former first lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 on April 17, she will be laid to rest on Saturday in Houston at a ceremony at the Bushes’ family church, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

She was the wife of 41st President George H.W. Bush, mother of 43rd president, George W. Bush, and 2016 candidate Jeb Bush. She was only the second woman in U.S. history to have had a husband and son elected President. Abigail Adams was the other.

Bush was known for championing the cause of improving literacy rates among Americans.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Susan Baker, and Jon Meacham, a popular presidential historian, will deliver eulogies.

President Donald Trump in a tweet on Saturday said he would be watching the funeral, but wasn’t expected to be in attendance, although his wife Melania would be their to pay her respects:

Trump will be the only living American president, outside of Jimmy Carter, the 39th U.S. president, not in attendance, according to reports.

Here’s a biography of Barbara Pierce Bush.



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