KENNEBUNKPORT – Governor LePage has directed all U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff in honor of a former first lady, Barbara Bush.
She died Tuesday night at her home in Houston after suffering health problems in recent months.
Barbara Bush was the wife of one president and the mother of another.
She became an American icon who used her position to promote literacy and other causes close to her heart.
She was also known to speak her mind and telling people like it is.
People throughout the nation are mourning her loss, including at their second home in Kennebunkport where people have fond memories of the Bush family.
Bill Ware said, “Just very nice people. Very down to earth people. Wonderful. It’s a terrible loss.”
Richard Farnsworth added, “Well, I think we’re all feeling a tremendous loss, because she’s been a vital part of this community for as long as I can remember, I’ve been here most of my life and had the pleasure of meeting both Barbara and President Bush and I would say: class acts all the way; genuine folks.”
Mrs. Bush was surrounded by her family when she passed away at the age of 92.
Governor LePage has directed all state and U.S. flags to be flown in her honor until her funeral on Monday.
Governor LePage said, “America has lost a great friend”.