Dorothy Bush Koch

09 Dec 18
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy […]

09 Dec 18
STL.News

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy stunning […]

09 Dec 18
Boston Herald
By DAVID SHARP KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy stunning views, fishing, golfing and swimming each summer at their oceanfront home, just as previous generations have. “It will always stay in the family,” said Evelyn Paine, a longtime family friend who has been a guest at the nearly 9-acre (3.5-hectare) oceanfront property. “They want everyone in the family to enjoy it as much as they have.” The Walker’s Point property became known as the “Summer White House” when Bush was president, elevating the sleepy coastal community’s status and making it a household name thanks to high-profile visits by world leaders, political protests and swarming journalists. The three-story, stone-and-shingle residence overlooking the Atlantic Ocean frequently served as a backdrop for reports on the nightly news. In addition to that main house, there are eight other buildings, including homes for all five of Bush’s children: former President George W. Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, Neil Bush, and Marvin Bush. There’s also a swimming pool, a tennis court and an art studio for George W. Bush. And, of course, there’s a horseshoe pit for George H.W. Bush. The nation’s 41st president died last month at 94 in Houston and was laid to rest Thursday in College Station, Texas. His wife died about eight months ago at 92. Bush spent part of every summer at Walker’s Point since childhood with the exception of during World War II when he was a naval aviator. His wish was for the family’s future generations to enjoy the property the same way he did, said Freddy Ford, chief of staff to his son, former President George W. Bush. “Forty-one’s wishes were for the family to enjoy his beloved Walker’s Point for generations, and that’s just what they’ll do,” Ford said in a statement. Ken Raynor, another longtime family friend who golfed with the president and his kids, said there will be a void at Walker’s Point. But he said Bush taught his family to continue to “live life to the fullest.” “It will be very active, and very alive, as 41 would like it,” he said. Paine, whose husband gave painting lessons to George W. Bush, said there was no telling who you’d encounter when paying a visit to the home. There might be local residents, a celebrity or a world leader hanging out. And there was always family around. She recalled visiting when the Bush granddaughters, Jenna and Barbara, were scooting around on tricycles. “There’s no way that the family members are going to let it go,” she said. Walker’s Point is made up of three different properties, all of them owned by the same limited family partnership. The assessed value is $13.5 million, town officials say. For local residents, one of the biggest changes may be a shift in the level of security, said Town Manager Laurie Smith. Secret Service agents stayed on site during the summer when the Bushes were in Maine, maintained a checkpoint on the property and lived in the community.
09 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

Amy B Wang General rapporteur who covers national and latest news December 4th Since George H.W. Bush's death on Friday, the former president was honored in countless ways, including emotional cartoons and the declaration of a national day of mourning. On Tuesday, the late president received a simpler tribute from a former political rival. The […]

08 Dec 18
PEOPLE.com

Fans are remembering George H.W. Bush with one colorful tribute

07 Dec 18
Daily Republic

HOUSTON — More than a thousand friends and aides said farewell to George H.W. Bush at a Houston funeral Thursday, punctuated by tears, hugs and yet more pointed references to the restraint and kindness he projected in a time when such virtues were celebrated in presidents. The 41st president was buried hours later on the […]

07 Dec 18
Nachrichten Welt

George H.W. Bush wurde schließlich neben seiner geliebten Frau Barbara (im Bild 1989) und ihrer Tochter Robin in Texas A & M nach einem privaten Gottesdienst für seine Familie, George H.W. Bush wurde schließlich neben seiner geliebten Frau Barbara und ihrer Tochter Robin an der Texas A & M University nach einem privaten Gottesdienst für […]

07 Dec 18
Archy news nety

George H.W. Bush finally got to rest next to his beloved wife, Barbara (pictured in 1989), and their daughter, Robin, in Texas A & M after a private service for his family George H.W. Bush has finally settled down next to his beloved wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, at Texas A & M University […]

06 Dec 18
STL.News

HOUSTON — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 2:30 p.m. People who turned out to pay tribute to former President George H.W. Bush as a special funeral train carries his body to the city where he’ll be buried are leaving coins on the tracks to be flattened into […]