Barbara Bush’s funeral will be attended by Melania Trump, Clintons, others

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush listens to her son, President George W. Bush, as he speaks at an event on social security reform in Orlando, Florida March 18, 2005. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC12F8EA4190

The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, will be attended by many high-profile figures, including first lady Melania Trump and former President Barack Obama.

funeral service for the Bush matriarch, who once called herself “everybody’s grandmother,” is planned for Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. She and her husband of more than 70 years, former President George H.W. Bush, regularly attended the church.

The burial will be on the grounds of the Bush library at Texas A&M University in College Station, about 100 miles northwest of Houston. The couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Robin, who died in 1953 of leukemia, is also buried at the site.

Here’s a look at who will attend the beloved former first lady’s private funeral.

Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump will attend the service, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed.

“Throughout her life, she put family and country above all else. Her dedicated service to the American people was matched only by her compassion and love of family,” Trump said in a statement after Bush’s death. “She was a woman of strength and we will always remember her for her most important roles of wife, mother, and First Lady of the United States.”

Barack and Michelle Obama

FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Barack Obama laughs alongside former first lady Barbara Bush during the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo - RC1FFA6EA3B0

Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend the funeral along with his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama.  (Reuters/Jason Reed)

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral, a spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News.

After she died, Obama and his wife praised Bush “for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House.”

“But we’re even more grateful for the way she lived her life — as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit,” the Obamas said.

Bill and Hillary Clinton

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) chats with former first lady Barbara Bush July 17 during an unveiling ceremony at the White House. Official White House portraits of Mrs. Bush and former President [George Bush] were unveiled during the ceremony - PBEAHUNCMAZ

Before Barbara Bush died, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked her for “her many kindnesses to me and my family.”  (Reuters/Gary Cameron)

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, the former secretary of state, are expected to attend the funeral, Fox News has confirmed.

“Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit [and] grace, brains [and] beauty,” the former president said on social media. “She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like.”

Before Bush died, Hillary Clinton said she was “wishing her the comfort she deserves surrounded by her loved ones.” The former 2016 presidential candidate and first lady also thanked Bush for “her many kindnesses to me and my family.”

Clinton beat Bush’s husband when he ran for re-election in the 1992 election. But he has since grew close to his predecessor and Barbara Bush, visiting them at their summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Clinton often joked that he spent so much time with the Bushes that he’d become like a member of the family.

 Jenny Buchholz, Mike Emanuel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn

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