Jenna Bush Hager and Her Family Celebrate First Christmas Without George H.W. and Barbara Bush
On Tuesday, Jenna Bush Hager shared a heartwarming family photo captioned, “Merry Christmas from the Family!”
The sweet Instagram photo comes just a few weeks after George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30. He was 94.
“George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings,” the former president’s office said in a statement.
His death came nearly eight months after his beloved wife Barbara died on April 17.
The former commander-in-chief was also a proud father to son Jeb, Marvin, Neil and daughter Dorothy as well as daughter Pauline Robinson, who died of Leukemia as a child.
Since Bush 41’s death, members of his family have shared a number of touching tributes on social media.
“What a gift that my girls got to know our Grampy,” Jenna wrote on Instagram earlier this month alongside a slideshow of photos with the former president and her daughters.
“What an honor that we could name our Poppy after such a principled, humble, kind man who we all loved fiercely and who loved us back.”
“George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens,” George W. Bush captioned an Instagram photo of his mother and father walking arm in arm.