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Gov. Ricketts Comments on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

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Taylor Gage, 402-499-8351

Luke Robson, 402-471-1967



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, had passed away.


“With First Lady Barbara Bush’s passing, America has lost an icon who will be remembered for her grace, her dignity, and her work championing literacy.  She leaves behind a remarkable legacy in her family and their public service.  Susanne and I send our prayers to the entire Bush family as they celebrate her life and grieve her passing.”