In pictures: A woman of dignity and wit, Barbara Bush remembered at Houston funeral
More than 700 Texas A&M cadets and some 1,500 mourners, including governors, senators and former US presidents, gathered at a televised but invitation-only service at the church to pay tribute to the Barbara Bush; a matriarch of one of the country's most prominent political dynasties, who died on Tuesday at age 92.
A teacher, a role model 'Barbara Bush'
Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral on Saturday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service.
"She was our teacher and role model in how to live a life of purpose and meaning," one of her four sons, former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, told the crowded Houston church.
An inspiration to the country and her loved ones
Bush, the wife of the 41st president of the United States, George HW Bush, and the mother of the 43rd, George W Bush, was lauded as an inspiration both to the country and her loved ones, a woman who leavened a strong sense of decency and honor with a self-deprecating wit she employed to great effect.
"She was candid and comforting, steadfast and straightforward, honest and loving," said the historian and author Jon Meacham, who wrote a biography of George H.W. Bush and was one of three eulogists whom Barbara Bush herself selected before her death.
The country mourn the loss
Some 1,500 mourners, including governors, senators and former US presidents, gathered at a televised but invitation-only service at the church to pay tribute to the matriarch of one of the country's most prominent political dynasties, who died on Tuesday at age 92.
Formers presidents and first ladies paid their tributes
Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, current first lady Melania Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama were all on hand for the service.
President Donald Trump, who clashed with the Bush family during his 2016 campaign, did not travel to Houston. The White House said this week he wanted to avoid disrupting the service with added security.
In a Twitter post, Trump said his 'thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family.'
Back with her family!
Barbara Bush was buried on the grounds of the George HW Bush Library and Museum at Texas A