HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today, after the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, mother to former Texas governor and U.S. President George W. Bush and grandmother to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush:
“Former First Lady Barbara Bush was an inspiration to all who had the honor of meeting her. Her work to increase literacy, begun during her time in the White House, continues today through the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. It has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people, especially young children.
“Mrs. Bush was a model of great strength and wit even in the toughest times. She leaves a substantial legacy. The people of Texas and the people of America will miss her.”