George H.W. Bush's Houston funeral and burial in College Station

Sergio Cunningham
December 6, 2018

But there are only so many seats even in that grand cathedral, and the Bushes had a famously enormous Christmas card list that included friends, business associates, and a vast and ever-expanding political network.

His body will lie in repose Thursday at his Houston church of 50 years before his burial at Texas A&M University, site of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Bush died last Friday at the age of 94 at his Houston home. The nation's 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president.

The Bushes' pastor, Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson Jr., rector of St. Martin's church, was with both of them when they died and will lead Thursday's service.

The Honor Guard carries the casket of former president George Herbert Walker Bush down the center isle following a memorial ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington, Dec. 5, 2018. Current President Donald Trump sat next to his predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

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President George W. Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office for the first time on Inaugural Day, in this January 20, 2001 file photo, as his father, former President George H.W. Bush looks on. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jordan's King Abdullah II also paid their respects.

Who are Robin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch? Delivering a eulogy will be James Baker, Bush's former secretary of state and longtime confidant.

The flag-draped casket of former president George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard, December 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.

One of those who entered the Rotunda Tuesday was former Senator Bob Dole, a rival to Bush in the 1988 Republican presidential primary.

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