Bush spent eight years as Second Lady, and four as First Lady. She championed literacy and family issues during her time in the White House, and was known for being kind, down-to-earth, and devoted to her family. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 1989 to 1993, and is one of only two women to serve both as the wife and mother of an American president. Governor Walker issued the order following a directive from the White House lowering all U.S. flags to half-staff: “Our condolences go to the Bush family, and to all those who were inspired by Barbara Bush’s integrity and honesty as a public servant and role model.” It was announced earlier this week that she was in declining health, and would forgo further medical treatment to focus on comfort care at home.Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the day of her burial, Saturday, April 21. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享All Alaska state flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff beginning today, in honor of former first lady Barbara Bush who passed away April 17, at the age of 92.