Mourners in Texas pay their final respects to George H.W. Bush

By Stephanie Kuzydym ,Mark Berman and Lindsey Bever| The Washington Post |

George Bush Texas funeral: Mourners gather for funeral service – The Washington Post

HOUSTON (Washington Post) — They said farewell to him in Washington with days of tributes and a ceremonious state funeral. On Thursday, former president George H.W. Bush was being honored once more in Texas, the state he adopted as his own, as the services remembering him this week come to a close.

Bush will be buried this afternoon at his presidential library in College Station, Tex., following a service at the Houston church where he and his late wife, Barbara, worshiped for half a century.

Friends and relatives gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for a morning service intended as a celebration of Bush’s life. They stood as it got underway with “America the Beautiful.” In the front row, Bush’s children — including George W. Bush, who followed him in office and eulogized him Wednesday in Washington — stood at rapt attention as the former president’s flag-draped coffin was ushered in.

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