LIST: Complete Funeral, Motorcade, Burial Details

Family, dignitaries and invited guests attending the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush at 11 a.m. today at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston will experience an Easter Liturgy that celebrates her singular life of service and devotion to her family and countless friends.

Newsradio 740 KTRH will carry it live.

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.

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.

Here is the complete rundown of today's Houston events:

10 a.m. VIP Reception hosted by President George W. Bush in the Bagby Parish Hall. Here is the 105-person guest list for the reception:

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

Margaret 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 

Here are other VIPs at the reception (in alphabetical  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. Marylin 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

10:30 AM        Mrs. Bush’s brother Scott Pierce and his wife Jan, Jonathan and Jody Bush, Kent and Kristen Pierce arrive St. Martin’s west porte cochere.

10:40 AM        Grandson pallbearers gather in St. Martin’s Narthex:

George P. Bush

Jeb Bush, Jr.

Pierce Bush

Pace Andrews

Alexander Andrews

Walker Bush

Sam LeBlond

Robert Koch

10:40 AM        Eulogists Jon Meacham and Susan Baker escorted to their seats.

10:40 AM        VIP Seating begins.

Ford, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton children escorted to Row 2.

VIPs except First Ladies/First Families are escorted to their seats.

10:45 AM        Prayer led by Russ Levenson in Bagby Parish Hall 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

Margaret and Margaret Bush

Grandchildren and their spouses [24 people]

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

President Bush 41 and children are escorted to their seats by chief of staff Jean Becker. (A row of seats will be positioned in front of pews, with 41’s wheelchair

occupying aisle seat. Children and their spouses seated with him, with family


Across front left aisle (as you face the altar):

Row 1: First Lady Melania Trump, President Barack Obama, Mrs. Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, Secretary Clinton, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Mrs. Mila Mulroney, Sir John Major, Dame Norma Major, Vice President Dan Quayle, Mrs. Marylin Quayle, Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Lynne Cheney

Row 2: Next generation of presidential families.

10:55 AM        Everyone seated.



Reception of the Body.

11 AM       Funeral Service for Former First Lady Barbara Bush

                        GUESTS:       1,500 People

Note: At the conclusion of the service, the family follows the casket to the narthex. The pall is removed and flowers are placed upon the casket.


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. 

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. 


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

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets will line the motorcade route on Barbara

Bush Drive approaching The George Bush Presidential Library Complex.

The motorcade will stop on the plaza between the Library and School Buildings, with the hearse positioned at the top of the stairs leading to the pond.

Mrs. Bush’s casket will be removed by military support. Family gathers behind casket.

The procession will proceed in the following order to the gravesite:

3:00 PM          Interment (private)

 Once the procession has passed over the bridge and is approaching the pavilion, The Singing Cadets, prepositioned at gravesite, will begin singing.

The procession continues through the woods to the gravesite.

Once the casket is placed on the bier, The Singing Cadets will conclude their musical selection.

They will then quietly depart.

A private interment service will be conducted by The Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson and The Reverend Peter Cheney.

3:10 PM          Interment will be complete.


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