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"It Was Beautiful": Adopted Granddaughter Of George H.W. Bush Spent His Finals Moments With Him

Date December 4, 2018 16:03

For the Bush family, the holidays will be a lot different this year. Former President George H.W. Bush died in his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94.

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George Bush Sr. dies

His death followed his wife Barbara Bush's passing in April. The loss was confirmed by his son and former president, George W. Bush.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He had reportedly refused to be taken to the hospital, stating that he wanted to be joined with his wife of 73 years and daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at 3.

Precious final moments

One of the last people to see him before he passed, granddaughter Marshall, told Today that her grandfather's final moments were beautiful.

It was incredibly peaceful and sweet. Everyone was touching him, holding him. We just wanted to make sure that he knew we loved him as much as he loved us...You know, it just was beautiful. It really was beautiful.

Marshall says she was very lucky to be there when he passed. That rare experience gave her a lot of closure.

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She was joined by her cousin Ashley, who said, although their grandfather had lived a wonderful life and the family had chosen to celebrate him, there were still some overwhelming moments.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In 2012, Marshall, who is adopted, talked to Parade about her experience growing up with her grandparents.

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She gushed about her childhood spent over at the White House talking with her grandpa and Barbara's obsession with gardening and taking pictures of her grandkids. They will be missed.

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