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Mourning Barbara Bush

The hearse carrying former first lady, Barbara Bush, drives past onlookers on George Bush Drive, followed by her husband, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, son, former President George W. Bush, and their family to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum for her burial in College Station, Texas, April 21, 2018. (Photo: Spencer Selvidge/Reuters)

Mourning Barbara Bush

Several former U.S. presidents were among the 1,500 mourners expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

Bush, the wife of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, and the mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush, will be remembered at an invitation-only service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, where she and her family have been members since the 1950s.

Among those planning to attend are former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, current first lady Melania Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama.

High-ranking officials from the elder Bush’s administration, including former Vice President Dan Quayle and Dick Cheney, who served as defense secretary before later becoming George W. Bush’s vice president, will also be among the mourners.

President Donald Trump is not expected in Houston. (Reuters)

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