HOUSTON | Bush, president and patriarch, is home for Texas burial

HOUSTON | Bush, president and patriarch, is home for Texas burial

HOUSTON— George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest, in Texas.

The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the presidents to have fought in World War II — and a hefty dose of humor about a man once described as a cross between Mister Rogers and John Wayne.

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