President George HW Bush to be laid to rest in Texas next to wife and daughter

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President George HW Bush to be laid to rest in Texas next to wife and daughter

ABC News Live will provide full coverage of the George H.W. Bush funeral services starting at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 6 ' Watch on ABCNews.com/Live, The ABC News App, Hulu, and Roku.

The nation's farewell to President George H.W. Bush ends in his adopted home state of Texas on Thursday, when, after a more intimate service for family and friends, he will be buried where he had long hoped to be: next to his wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who broke their hearts when she died at age 3 of leukemia.

Speaking at his father's emotional service in Washington on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush said the family took solace in knowing he will be reunited with those who meant so much to him.

"So, through our tears, let us see the blessings of knowing and loving you ' a great and noble man, and the best father a son or daughter could have," he said, choking up. "And in our grief, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom's hand again."

George H.W. Bush became a Texas transplant in the late 1950s after graduating from Yale University and leaving his home in a wealthy town in Connecticut, where he was raised. He moved his growing family to West Texas to learn the oil industry from the ground up, eventually deciding to run for Congress, embarking on his long career in politics.

Before the Texas funeral begins at 11 a.m. Eastern time, he'll lie in repose at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, which the Bushes joined in 1959.

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Posted By: abcnews.go.com

Date Posted: Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 06:18 am

Tags: George H. W. Bush

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