Lady Bird Johnson passed away Wednesday with family by her side at home in Austin. She had a stroke in 2002 and recently spent some time in the hospital for respiratory issues. It is said that she died of natural causes.
Born Claudia Alta Taylor, the daughter of a Texas rancher, she spent 34 years in Washington while her husband held the offices of congressional secretary, U.S. representative, senator, vice president and president. She has been commonly referred to as the Daughter of Texas.
President and Mrs. Johnson had two daughters, Lynda Bird, born in 1944, and Luci Baines, born in 1947. The couple returned to Texas after the presidency, and Mrs. Johnson lived for more than 30 years in and near Austin.
She will also be remembered for her never-ending charity work. Check out the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center.
She will lie in repose at the LBJ Library and Museum from 1:15 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m.
Her husband, President Lyndon Johnson passed away in 1973.