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The Latest: George Bush "very touched" by mourners



The Latest About the Death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush (All Local Time):

16:50

A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush decided at the last minute to welcome mourners who paid tribute to his wife Barbara.

Jim McGrath tells The Associated Press that Bush saw live video of the church in Houston where his wife's coffin arrived early Friday. Hundreds of people got up early for a public viewing that began at noon.

McGrath says the former president was "very touched" by the images he saw. McGrath says Bush told his staff that he wanted to attend church himself. McGrath says, "It was entirely the President's idea to go there."

Bush was in the church for about 1

5 minutes, shaking hands with dozens of people in his wheelchair near his wife's coffin. The couple was married 73 years before Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92 years.

2 pm

Former President George H.W. Bush greets the mourners who pay their respects and walks past the coffin of his 73-year-old wife.

The nation's 41st President sat on a chair in St. Martins' Bishop's Church on Friday, just a few yards from the Rosary in Houston. He and his wife, Barbara, had worshiped in the church for a long time.

The 93-year-old former president shook hands and took condolence from well-wishers for about 15 minutes in the nation's largest episcopal church.

Officials say About 1,600 people paid their respects in the first hour of public viewing. Persons attending the service undergo security checks before boarding shuttle buses to drive to the church for a few miles.

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.

12:50

Hundreds of mourners walk past the rose-covered coffin of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

People recommend Bush's dedication to reading and reading as they pay their respects on a public visit to St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Friday.

She and her husband, former President George HW Bush, had long worshiped in the church, where mourners stood in line for hours before the public event.

The planned 12-hour sightseeing attracted a steady stream of people who passed security checks and then took buses in front of another church short distance away. Among them were teachers and social workers who praised Bush's commitment to education with federal politicians.

Many women wear blue, the favorite color of Mrs. Bush, and pearls, her favorite jewelery.

The silver casket is in the sanctuary behind a velvet rope in the largest episcopal church in the country.

11:50

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and his wife are among those who pay tribute to former First Lady Barbara Bush.

The Republican Senator from Texas was among those with early access to the Houston Church, where a public viewing takes place on Friday. Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. She and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, were longtime church members.

Cornyn was later followed in the St. Martins Episcopal Church by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, before hundreds of mourners began arriving on buses from a deployment location a few miles away.

Their funeral is Saturday in the Church

11:45

A couple from Washington, DC, says that they have decided to come to events that reflect the life of the celebrating former First Lady Barbara Bush (19659002) Mitchell and Jessica Queenen say they went to work in Houston but decided to join a large number of people celebrating their last honor for Barbara Bush on Friday Tuesday at age 92. Her body will rest on Friday from noon until midnight at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

Jessica Queener works in special schools and wears a cochlear implant to help her with her hearing loss. She says that Barbara Bush's work is "very personal with me personally and professionally."

They also admitted that Barbara Bush had a positive influence on her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, when in 1990 he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jessica Queener says the federal law "gave me much more access to the world that I did not have as a very young child."

11:15

Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage has signed a bill to create a special badge for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

The governor signed this week, shortly after his death first lady. The plate will be available later this year and $ 10 for every record sold and every renovation will benefit the hospital.

The plate is expected to raise more than $ 200,000 annually for the country's only children's hospital.

The Kennebunkport community hosts a memorial to Barbara Bush on Sunday. Bush and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush spent years in her summerhouse in the city

11 am

More than 100 people are queuing up to pay their respects to former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Among them is the 74-year-old Lucy Orlando, who traveled from Florida. Orlando says she has admired Barbara Bush for years, especially for her work to promote literacy.

The forty-nine-year-old Varney Johnson also praised the work of the former First Lady in supporting literacy efforts. The social worker, originally from Liberia, says he also wants to thank Mrs. Bush for the work of her son George W. Bush during his presidency to support his homeland.

Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. A public viewing will begin on Friday at 12:00 pm at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where she and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, regularly visited services.

People attending public viewing will pass through security checkpoints before boarding the shuttle buses to travel a few miles to the church.

10:30

A Spray The first silverling of former First Lady Barbara Bush can be seen in the sanctuary of the Houston Church, where mourners want to pay their last respects.

People queuing for hours to attend a public viewing Friday in St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where Bush and her husband, former President George HW Bush, regularly visited services.

Many women wear blue, Mrs. Bush's favorite color, and pearls, her necklace jewelry.

A hearse containing the former First Lady coffin reached the nation's largest episcopal church daybreak. Your body will be at rest from noon to midnight.

There will be a funeral on Saturday. She will be buried later this day behind her husband's presidential library at Texas A & M University. The enclosed property is located in a tree-lined area near a creek where the couple's 3-year-old Robin is buried. She died of leukemia in 1953.

12:30

While Barbara Bush continues to broadcast the honors, the public may pay tribute to the former First Lady at a sighting. 19659002] Bush's body will rest from noon to midnight on Friday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 717 Sage Road in Houston, the nation's largest episcopal church. The public must go to Second Baptist Church on 6400 Woodway Drive to park and conduct security checks. Parking is accessible from Voss Road.

The metro offers shuttles to and from St. Martin. The Second Baptist car park will be open at 10am and shuttles will start at 11:30.

On Saturday, a funeral will take place in St. Martin.

Bush died at home in Houston on Tuesday. She was 92.


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