She had been battling congestive heart disease and COPD and decided not to seek further treatment. What many may not know is that Mrs. Bush is a native New Yorker (Yeah!) born in New York City in 1925. During most of her husband's presidency, she had a higher approval rating than the President and Vice President. She championed the cause of literacy and came across as someone you could sit down and talk with anytime about anything. Rest in peace Sweet Lady.