Here’s what former First Lady Barbara Bush said she wanted to honor her memory


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Former First Lady Barbara Bush, who decided not to seek further medical treatment after reports of her failing health, has died at age 92. And, according to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which she founded with the goal of boosting reading skills among disadvantaged Americans, she had something in mind for those wishing to honor her memory: continued support for the foundation's mission of supporting education.

"In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Bush requested that those wishing to honor her memory do so through contributions," notes a press release on the foundation's website. She "believed that every man, woman and child should have the opportunity to secure a better life through literacy."

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