Barbara Bush, the wife of one US president and the mother of a second, is in failing health and has made a decision to seek "comfort care" rather than further medical treatment. She has six children, including former President George W. Bush.
They traveled to Texas where the oil business dominated, first in Midland-Odessa, later to the Houston area where George found his love for politics.
She has had a series of recent hospitalizations, but the family did not provide details about her condition.
Bush, 92, "has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort and care", the spokesman said. Jim McGrath, who issued a statement, said that she is surrounded by a familyand appreciates the messages and prayers she's been receiving from people.
Her husband, George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president, is now 93 years old and struggling with a Parkinson's-like disease that forces him to use a wheelchair and makes it hard for him to speak.
President and Mrs. Bush were hospitalized in January 2017 for pneumonia and bronchitis, respectively.
Former first lady Barbara Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Both husband and wife have dealt with deteriorating health in recent years.
Bush also revealed her secret for a long life: medical attention.
Barbara Pierce Bush was born in Rye, New York.
Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, she stood with her husband as their son George W. was sworn in as president. After World War II, the Bushes moved to Texas where he went into the oil business.