Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lady Bird Johnson Dies

Lady Bird Johnson died today at age 94. She hadn't been well since her stroke in 2002, but was still making at least a few appearances until very recently.

Comments from President Bush:
"President Johnson once called her a woman of ideals, principles, intelligence, and refinement. She remained so throughout their life together, and in the many years given to her afterward," President Bush said.

Comments from former First Ladies:
"Her beautification programs benefited the entire nation. She translated her love for the land and the environment into a lifetime of achievement," Betty Ford said.

Nancy Reagan said that when Lyndon Johnson was called upon to take the oath of office in the face of tragedy after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, "he did so with his courageous wife beside him." She said Lady Bird Johnson served the nation with honor and dignity.

"I believe above all else that Lady Bird will always be remembered as a loyal and devoted wife, a loving and caring mother and a proud and nurturing grandmother," Reagan said.

3 comments:

M said...

Wow, you are fast. I just came online to post this. :]

Lady Bird was a great First Lady. It may have been her time to go but she will still be missed.

Thanks Jennie.

The Tour Marm said...

Nice post.

I also posted something about Lady Bird Johnson.

The LBJ Library site is asking for donations to be sent to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas Austin as a final tribute. I have the link on my site.

Jennie W said...

I just wish someone would have got a nice group picture of all the living first ladies before she died.

The National First Ladies Library also has a nice tribute on their homepage:
http://www.firstladies.org/index.htm