TORISPILLING SPILLS: 📌Former First Lady Barbara Bush, In Failing Health, Elects to Get Loved On As She Lives On + A Timeline and Several Facts About Her Life 📌and More!


Barbara Bush in failing health


Here is a look at the life of Barbara Bush, wife of President George H. W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush.


Birth date:
 June 8, 1925

Birth place: New York, New York

Birth name: Barbara Pierce

Father: Marvin Pierce, publisher

Mother: Pauline (Robinson) Pierce

Marriage: George H. W. Bush (January 6, 1945-present)

Children: Dorothy, August 18, 1959; Marvin, October 22, 1956; Neil, January 22, 1955; John (Jeb) February 11, 1953; Pauline (Robin), December 20, 1949-October 1953 (died of leukemia); George, July 6, 1946


Has Graves’ disease.

Life member of the University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas.

Ambassador at large of AmeriCares since 1986.

Is a relative of Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States.


1941 – Meets George H. W. Bush at a dance at the Round Hill Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut.

1943 – Has a summer job working in a nuts and bolts factory in Port Chester, New York.

January 6, 1945 Marries George H. W. Bush.

October 1953 – Daughter, Robin, dies of leukemia.

1969-1971  While living in Washington, Bush writes a monthly column called “Washington Scene” for Houston newspapers.

1971  Volunteers at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York.

January 20, 1980-January 20, 1989  Second Lady of the United States.

1984 – Writes “C. Fred’s Story,” about the Bush family’s dog.

January 20, 1989-January 20, 1993 – First Lady of the United States.

1989  Founds the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

1990  “Millie’s Book” is published. Millie is the Bush family dog.

1994  “Barbara Bush: A Memoir” is published.

November 25, 2008 Is hospitalized in Houston after complaining of stomach pains. She is diagnosed with a perforated ulcer and has surgery to correct the problem.

March 4, 2009 Undergoes heart surgery.

March 27-31, 2010 Is hospitalized for what doctors describe as a mild relapse of Graves’ disease.

December 30, 2013-January 4, 2014 – Is treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Houston.

January 18, 2017 Is hospitalized for bronchitis four days after her husband, George H. W. Bush, was admitted to the hospital to address “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.” The former first lady is discharged January 23.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *