April 17 marks the one-year anniversary of Barbara Bush's death

April 17, 2019 marks one year since Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92. In College Station, where her final resting place is, visitors from all across the country came to pay their respects. 

“I wasn’t aware today was the one-year anniversary of Barbara’s passing, so it’s very special to be here today,“ said Tom Rogers of California.

They came from all over, including places like New York, California, and Illinois, to visit the George Bush Library, and to see the Bush family gravesite.

Fresh flowers were laid this morning near Barbara Bush’s head stone to mark one year since her passing. Right beside her, the graves of her husband, President George H.W. Bush, who passed in November, and their daughter, Robin. Visitors we spoke with sharing kind words about the former first lady.

Nancy Vernon of Houston said, “I thought she was a great lady, very great.”

“Warm, motherly, intelligent, strong. Something that all women might aspire to be,” is how Sue Meier wishes to remember her.

Representatives of the George Bush Library and Museum say that they will continue the tradition of holding a birthday party for Barbara and George Bush. They will hold that celebration in June, the month of both their birthdays.