Barbara Bush, wife of ex-President George HW Bush, in 'failing health'

Barbara above in 1988 with her husband has been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure

"I had very great relationships with the Bush family", former Colorado Governor Roy Romer told FOX31 on Sunday. She and George H.W. Bush married when she was 19 and while he was a young naval aviator.

Sons Neil and Marvin and daughter Doro are also by their mother's side at the Bush residence.

Our media partners at WMTW spoke to store employees in downtown Kennebunkport who say they have sweet memories of her, buying candy for the secret service, and walking her dogs on the beach and that they are sad to hear the news about her health. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

She first met her husband-to-be at the age of 16; she was a schoolgirl and he was a student at an elite preparatory school in MA.

Bush married George H.W. Bush on January 6, 1945.

Her husband was president from 1989 to 1993.

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants.

"I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago", she wrote in the life updates section for the magazine.

Mrs. Bush is widely known in Colorado and across the country for her work to promote literacy.

Barbara Bush, pictured in 2013, has been treated for decades for Graves' disease. "He's one of the best - considerate and loving", she mentioned.

The news about Barbara Bush's health is developing. After World War II, the Bushes moved to Texas where he went into the oil business.

In April 2017, he was launched from a hospital in Houston after being handled for 2 weeks for a light case of pneumonia and power bronchitis. They Wednesday in 1945 when she was 19 and would have six children, one of whom died at the age of 3. "You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent".

The couple also has 17 grandchildren.

"Children are, after all, our most precious resource..."

During her time in the White House she played an active role in championing the cause of adult literacy among others. He did not provide information on the nature of her illness. She later said dyed hair didn't look good on her and credited the color to the public's perception of her as "everybody's grandmother". "She had her own opinions and she was not shy about sharing them".

"She is more than a matriarch", Card said by telephone Sunday.

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