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Lady Bird: Funeral Arrangements Confirmed

By Richard Whittaker, July 12, 2007, 9:31am, Newsdesk

As reported yesterday, Lady Bird Johnson, wife of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, died at the age of 94 at her Austin home.

Although she is to be buried with her husband at the Johnson family cemetery in Stonewall, the majority of the funeral arrangements for the former first lady will take place in Austin. There will be opportunities for the public to pay their respects.

Starting Friday at 1:15pm, the public is invited to pay their respects at the LBJ Museum and Library, 213 Red River, until 11am Saturday morning.

On Sunday, the public is invited to line the route of the funeral procession. It will begin at 9am at the State Capitol, head south down Congress, west (right) onto Cesar Chavez, continue down Lake Shore, and take 290, were it will end in Johnson City.

All other elements of the arrangements are private and for family only, and the public is asked to respect the family's wishes at this time.

The family has also asked that anyone who cannot attend or wishes to pay further respects make a contribution instead to her beloved project, the endowment fund for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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