Barbara Bush and the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush were married for 73 years. The devotion and love between them was apparent to all. Now even after Barbara Bush’s passing on April 17, she continues to show devotion and loyalty to her husband.
Her Last Will and Testament recently became public, and it will surprise few that she left everything in her husband’s hands. He is 94.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 8, 2018
Should her husband pass away, she named her eldest children, George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, as the acting executors to ensure her wishes are carried out. Her eldest daughter, “Robin” Pauline Robinson Bush, died at age three of leukemia.
The remaining three children, Dorothy, Neil, and Marvin, will act as executors should something prevent the two eldest children from carrying out their duties.
The always resolute Barbara Bush bravely determined her own end-of-life preferences, deciding not to seek additional medical treatments for terminal congestive heart failure and obstructive pulmonary disease. Her choice shines a light on “comfort care,” helping to define patient’s last wishes at the end of life. She passed away at home at age 92.
We will always remember her words at a commencement ceremony for Wellesley College:
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend, or a parent.”
Barbara Bush in 1990 Wellesley College commencement address:
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend, or a parent.” pic.twitter.com/uY47wjxepd
— ABC News (@ABC) April 18, 2018
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