Laura Lane Bush was born in Midland, Texas, on November 4, 1946. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She met her future husband, George W. Bush, in 1977, and they were married later that year. The couple had twin daughters in 1981. Bush was First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000. She died on June 14, 2013, at the age of 94.
About Laura Bush in brief
Laura Lane Bush was born in Midland, Texas, on November 4, 1946. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She met her future husband, George W. Bush, in 1977, and they were married later that year. The couple had twin daughters in 1981. Bush was First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000. She is of English, French, and Swiss ancestry. She has credited her second grade teacher, Charlene Gnagy, for inspiring her interest in education, and her love of books. She was married to former President George W Bush from 2001 to 2009. She died on June 14, 2013, at the age of 94. Her funeral was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2013. Her memorial service was held on June 16, 2013 at the Washington National Cathedral. Her burial was at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Texas on June 17, 2014. Her husband was buried at the Texas State Veterans’ Cemetery on June 18, 2013 on the site of his parents’ home. Her grave is marked by a marble headstone, which she dedicated to her late husband. She also has a marble bust of her late father, George H.W. Bush, erected in his honor in the Texas Capitol. Her daughter, Jenna Louise Hawkins Bush, is also a former First Lady. Bush is survived by her husband and two daughters. She had a son, Jeb Bush, and a daughter-in-law, Columba Bush, with whom she has three grandchildren. She currently lives in Texas with her husband in the Dallas suburb of Fort Worth.
She worked as a librarian at the University of Texas at Austin until she moved to Houston in 1973. In 1973, Bush attained a Master of Library Science degree in Library Science. She then became a teacher at the Kashmere Branch Library in Houston. In 1977, Bush and her husband met at a barbecue hosted by friends Joe and Jan ONeill at their backyard. In 1979, Bush became a school teacher at Dawson Elementary School in Austin. She taught at John F Kennedy Elementary School, a Houston Independent School District school in Houston, until 1972. In 1983, she moved back to Austin and took another job as a school librarian. In 1984, she became a second-grade teacher at Kashmere Elementary School. In 1987, she was employed as a teacher in the Houston Public School District. In 1989, she took a job at the Austin Public Library. In 1990, she began teaching in the Austin Independent School district. In 1994, she joined the Texas School Service Commission. In 1995, Bush was appointed as the state’s first African-American school teacher. In 2000, she also became the first woman to hold the position of first lady of Texas. In 2001, she established the annual National Book Festival, which promotes literacy and health education. In 2002, she helped establish the National Literacy Council. In 2003, she served as the State Department’s Director of Literacy and Health.