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Laura Bush’s Mother Jenna Hawkins Welch Dead At 99

Laura Bush’s Mother Jenna Hawkins Welch Dead At Age 99
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May. 13 2019, Updated 4:31 p.m. ET

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Laura Bush has lost her mother. As RadarOnline.com has learned, Jenna Hawkins Welch died on Friday, May 10 at age 99.

On Mother’s Day, the former first lady shared a sweet Instagram post remembering her mom and revealing the news. In her message, Laura called Jenna “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.”

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“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,” she continued.

Jenna Bush Hager also shared a tribute to her late grandmother on Sunday, May 12.

“She read us poetry and taught us about every constellation in the sky. Her kindness and graciousness were as expansive as the West Texas horizon,” the Today show co-host wrote. " So happy she’s reunited with her great love, our Pa after almost 25-years apart. Thinking of my mama too who lost her little mama right before Mother’s Day.

RadarOnline.com readers know the sad news comes one month after Jenna announced she’s pregnant with her third child. It also comes five months after former President George H.W. Bush passed away following the death of wife Barbara.

According to Welch’s obituary in the local Midland Reporter-Telegram, Jenna Hawkins Welch's family held a funeral for her on Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.

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