Jenna Welch, the mother of former First Lady Laura Bush, died. She was 99. Laura Bush lives in Preston Hollow.
Granddaughter and namesake Jenna Bush Hager said Monday on NBC’s “Today” show that Welch, a longtime Midland, Texas, resident, died Friday. “How lucky I was to be named after a woman who taught me how to slow down and appreciate every bird, and every plant in West Texas,” Hager said.
On Instagram, Laura Bush said, “Jenna Hawkins Welch was a true daughter of West Texas who loved her family, books, and nature. My memories of reading with her and stargazing under the Midland sky are reminders of the passions that she nurtured in me. Our family is grateful for her long and wonderful life. We miss her dearly.”
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