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At exactly 10.10pm on the 30th of November 2018, the former 41st President of the United States of America died at his home in Houston Texas at the age of 94. He was born in Milton,Massachusetts,on June 12th 1924 as George Herbert Walker Bush and was married to Barbara Bush (1945 to 2018) who he had met in a Christmas dance after attack on Pearl Harbor.They were 17 and 16 years old at that time. .They were married for 73 years and had the following children George W Bush;who became the 43rd President of the USA, Jeb Bush, Pauline Robinson Bush,Dorothy Bush Koch, Neil Bush and Marvin Bush.Before becoming the 41st President through January 20,1989 to January 20,1993, he had served as 43rd Vice President under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.He had won the 1988 presidential election over Democrat Michael Dukakis and he had chosen Dan Quayle as his own Vice President at that time.One important thing to add up is that he was a great statesman, loving and caring for his friends.He interacted with many people and especially ordinary people.He also loved sports so much and he was a good baseball player.George W Bush was on a speakerphone with his dad George H W Bush on Friday to say goodbye before his death. George Bush son had said to him “Wonderful Father,” and his father had replied “I Love you too.” George H W Bush had been diagnosed with a disease, form like Parkinson’s and after being asked if he wanted to go to the hospital, he had said no and that he would like to be in heaven with his late wife Barbara Bush who died on April 17,2018 and their late daughter Robin, who died of Leukemia at the age of three. Before his death, he was surrounded by some family members and friends like his son Neil Bush and wife Maria, his grandson Pierce Bush and his best friend and former Secretary of State James Baker.George H W Bush will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda from Monday December 3rd till Wednesday morning and after goes to the National Cathedral in Washington for the first memorial service.The second memorial service will take place at St Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston,Texas and he will be buried at George H W Bush Presidential library in College Station,Texas alongside his wife Barbara and daughter,Robin. Donald J Trump the 45th US president and wife Melania, the former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama and other important people have already confirmed their presence at the memorial service.
By Niyi Fote and Julia Mineeva/Thenews2