LIST: Family, dignitaries, VIP guests in Houston today for funeral of Barbara Bush

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Funeral guest arrive to pay their respect to First Lady Barbara Bush

HOUSTON, Texas -- Family, dignitaries and invited guests attending the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush today at 11:00am CST at St. Martin's Episcopal Church have been announced.

The Bush family led by former President George H. W. Bush, former President and Mrs. George W. Bush, former President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former President and Mrs. Barack Obama, and First Lady Melania Trump, along with 1,500 guests, will gather to pay respects to the much beloved matriarch known for her wit, candor and relentless advocacy for family literacy.

FUNERAL PROGRAM: Follow along with the full program for the service

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Following the funeral service, the Bush family will proceed by motorcade to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas for a brief, private interment ceremony.

10:00 AM VIP Reception hosted by President George W. Bush.

First Lady Melania Trump

President and Mrs. Clinton

President and Mrs. Obama

President Bush 41

President and Mrs. George W. Bush

Doro and Bobby Koch

Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush

Maria and Neil Bush

Marvin and Margaret Bush

Secretary Jim Baker and Susan Baker

Keith and Jon Meacham

Peter and Kiki Cheney

Chelsea Clinton

Susan Ford Bales

Lynda Johnson Robb and Senator Chuck Robb

Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin

Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward Cox

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg

Grandchildren and their spouses

VIPs (alphabetic order):

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Mrs. Cecilia Abbott

Senator Lamar Alexander (Education Secretary in 41 administration)

Secretary James Baker

Mrs. Susan Baker **Eulogist**

The Honorable Nick Brady (Treasury Secretary in 41 administration)

The Honorable Andy Card

Reverend Kathleene Card

Vice President Dick Cheney (Defense Secretary in 41 administration)

Mrs. Lynne Cheney

Senator Susan Collins

Former Michigan Governor John Engler

Mrs. Michelle Engler

Secretary Barbara Franklin (Commerce Secretary in 41 administration)

Secretary Bob Gates (CIA Director in 41 administration)

Mrs. Becky Gates

Ambassador Boyden Gray (WH Counsel for 41 as VP and POTUS)

Former British Minister Sir John Major

Dame Norma Major

Former Maine Governor Jock McKernan

Senator Olympia Snowe

Fmr Canadian Prime Minister The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

Mrs. Mila Mulroney

Ohio Senator Rob Portman (WH Staffer in 41 administration)

Mrs. Jane Portman

Vice President Dan Quayle

Mrs. Marilyn Quayle

Dr. Condoleeza Rice (NSC Staffer in 41 administration)

Mrs. Ann Romney

General Brent Scowcroft

Senator Alan Simpson

Mrs. Ann Simpson

Secretary Sam Skinner (Transportation Secretary in 41 administration)

Mrs. Honey Skinner

The Honorable Louis Sullivan (HHS Secretary in 41 administration)

Mrs. Ginger Sullivan

Fmr New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (WH Chief of Staff)

Fmr Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson

Mrs. Sue Ann Thompson

Judge Bill Webster (CIA Director in 41 administration)

Mrs. Lynda Webster

Texas Congressman Roger Williams

10:40 AM Grandson pallbearers gather.

George P. Bush

Jeb Bush, Jr.

Pierce Bush

Pace Andrews

Alexander Andrews

Walker Bush

Sam LeBlond

Robert Koch

10:45 AM Prayer led by Russ Levenson for First Families:

President Bush 41

President and Mrs. Bush 43

Doro and Bobby Koch

Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush

Maria and Neil Bush

Marvin and Margaret Bush

Grandchildren and their spouses

First Lady Melania Trump

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton

Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney

Vice President Dan Quayle and Marilyn Quayle

Bush granddaughters and grandchildren's spouses are escorted to their seats:

Lizzie Andrews

Barbara Bush

Noelle Bush

Ashley Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Gigi Koch

Marshall Bush Rossi

Ellie Sosa


Mandi Bush

Sandra Bush

Sarahbeth Bush

Henry Hager

Lee LeBlond

Julian LeFevre

Nick Rossi

Nick Sosa

11:00 AM Funeral Service for Former First Lady Barbara Bush

12:30 PM The remains will be carried from the church by the grandsons.

12:40 PM Motorcade departs St. Martins Church en route College Station.

Motorcade route when departing St. Martin's: The motorcade proceeds east on

Memorial Drive through Memorial Park. Just east of the park at Westcott, turns

left and then merges onto I-10. The route through the park will be publicized, so

Houstonians may pay their respects.

Motorcade route when entering College Station: The motorcade

remains on Texas Avenue to George Bush Drive. Motorcade turns left onto

George Bush Drive, and then right onto Barbara Bush Drive. This route will be

publicized so that the A&M/College Station community may pay their respects.

2:45 PM Arrive George Bush Presidential Library Center, College Station, TX.

Speaking at the service are Barbara's son Jeb Bush, her personal friend Susan Baker, and author/historian Jon Meacham. The former first lady often said she preferred to have a simple service.

Mrs. Bush will be buried behind her husband's presidential library at Texas A&M University in a gated plot surrounded by trees and near a creek where the couple's 3-year-old daughter, Robin, is buried. She died of leukemia in 1953.

Expect heavy traffic delays and plan ahead to find alternate routes.

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