Former First Lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday, a family spokesperson confirmed.
Bush, 92, is survived by five children, George W., Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her husband, former President George H.W. Bush. She was the second woman in American history to be both the wife and mother of a U.S. president.
Bush’s death comes just days after she announced that she would not seek additional medical treatment. She had spent recent weeks in and out of hospitals, battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and congestive heart failure.
In a statement, the Bush family announced that funeral plans would be announced soon.
Governor Edwards released the following statement on the death of the former First Lady:
“Tonight, Donna and I join the nation in mourning the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush,” said Gov. Edwards. “She was an incredible first lady who served alongside her husband with class, grace and dignity. Mrs. Bush lived a vibrant life based on her abiding faith and deep love for her family and friends. A staunch supporter of global literacy, she not only understood the immense value of knowing how to read and write but the true impact it could have on helping others lead a better life. She was inspiring, and her legacy will have a lasting impact. We send our condolences to former Pres. George H. W. Bush, the entire Bush family and our country.”