On Monday morning, Bush's granddaughter, Jenna Bush-Hager, gave an update on her grandmother on Today.
Longtime NBC News political reporter Andrea Mitchell called Barbara Bush a great political force.
After news of former first lady Barbara Bush's declining health, lawmakers and community leaders are reflecting on the impact she has had on the Houston region.
Her brown hair began to gray in the 1950s, while her 3-year-old daughter Pauline, known to her family as Robin, underwent treatment for leukemia and eventually died in October 1953.
The wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush suffers from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
"As my mom has become more and more frail - she's not able to walk anymore and take her dogs out and that kind of thing - we have quality time and we're sharing this quality time with other family members and friends that come by to read", Bush said. She has been treated for decades for Graves' disease, a thyroid condition. Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, the nation's second president, was also a mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams.
USA television channel CBS appear to have wrongly reported the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who is in fact still alive but gravely ill. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week.
Eight years after she and her husband left the White House, Barbara Bush stood with her husband as their son George was sworn in as the 43rd president. They had six children and have been married longer than any presidential couple in American history. He also served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president. Cathy Abernathy says they've requested materials from the Bush family to use in the museum.
"I'm a huge believer in a loving God", she said.
In every online news editor's worst nightmare, someone at CBS News appears to have pushed the publish button a little too soon on an obiturary for Barbara Bush.