Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real.
Many of them have honored their mother and grandmother through social media posts, statements and interviews.
"I remember getting up early, going through the Secret Service lines, I rushed to where I thought the Bushes would be appearing..."
He also referred Wednesday to Barbara Bush as "The Enforcer", a term of endearment bestowed by her family.
Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted: "In her loving memory, the City of Houston and the Houston Public Library Foundation will work to complete the master planned improvements to the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza in front of the Jesse H. Jones Central Library".
Barbara Bush, the widely admired wife of one President and the fiercely loyal mother of another, died on Tuesday evening at her home in Houston.
On Friday, Bush will lay in repose at St. Martin's, which will be open to members of the public wishing to pay their respects, the Houston church said on its website.
George and Barbara Bush had six children. The Bushes had celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history.
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George H.W. Bush says he always knew his wife, Barbara Bush, was "the most beloved woman in the world". Former first lady of the United States, Abigail Adams (wife of John Adams), was the first. "Every single day was interesting, rewarding, and sometimes just plain fun".
"She loved this town".
The White House also issued a national flag order, and the full presidential proclamation is available here. Bush was "a force who loved her family and our country passionately".
Eight years after leaving the nation's capital, Mrs.
Barbara Bush served her country with class. Take a good look at her smile in the photo I snapped. "The last time I checked she had about 10 different pearl necklaces", her deputy press secretary Jean Becker told UPI in 1989. All I had to do was keep a pool of children under control, but even then I needed her help.
"It was dumb of me".
When she returned to Tulsa in 1995, it was as former first lady, this time accompanying the former president himself. "It was not attractive, and I've been very shamed". "I'm taking Edita with me." Mrs.
Stapleton's mother is a first cousin to Mrs. Bush was "ferociously tart-tongued" from the start.