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Laura Bush's Mom Jenna Hawkins Dies At Age 99

Updated On 14 May, 2019 Published On

Jenna Hawkins Welch, the mom of Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, died on Friday, May 10. She was 99.

The former first lady, 72, took to Instagram on Sunday, May 12, to confirm the death of her mother, with sharing a heartbreaking message.

Alongside a photo of her mom smiling, she wrote,

This Mother’s Day, I’m remembering my mother, who passed away at the age of 99 on Friday morning. Jenna Hawkins Welch was a true daughter of West Texas who loved her family, books, and nature.

She added,

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.

Here's the post, check it out.

Laura's daughter Jenna Bush Hager - named after her late grandmother - also shared an Instagram post to pay tribute to her.

Alongside a series of photos with her grandmom, the Today show co-host wrote,

Waking up thinking of my precious namesake, Jenna Welch who passed away 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. 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.

Take a look.

The granddaughter added with a nod to her late grandfather, Harold Welch, who passed away in April 1995.

She 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.

Jenna is survived by Laura, her son-in-law, former George W. Bush, two granddaughters Barbara Bush, Jenna Hager and two great-granddaughters.

Rest In Peace Jenna Hawkins Welch!