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Jenna Bush Hager reflects on her grandmother: 'Couldn't love this woman more'

The TODAY anchor posted a series of throwback photos paying tribute to her grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush.
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Jenna Bush Hager expressed her affection for her grandmother, Barbara Bush, through a series of family pictures featuring the former first lady over the years.

The TODAY correspondent posted the photos to her Instagram account Tuesday, just hours before it was announced that Bush passed away. She was 92.

“Couldn’t love this woman more. Our world, particularly my families is so much better because she’s in it,” Jenna wrote in the caption.

Barbara Bush with Jenna Bush Hager and her twin sister, Barbara, as kids
Barbara Bush shares a Christmas moment with Jenna and her twin sister, Barbara, when they were children.@jennabhager / Instagram

Bush battled multiple ailments that include congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She declined medical intervention to prolong her life, according to a statement the family released over the weekend.

She instead planned to focus on "comfort care” at home with her loved ones, including her husband of 73 years, former president George H.W. Bush.

Barbara Bush with George H. Bush
Barbara Bush poses with her son, former President George W. Bush, and Jenna Bush Hager's daughter Mila.@jennabhager / Instagram

Jenna posted several photos featuring herself and her twin sister, Barbara, as children with both of their grandparents.

Jenna said on TODAY Monday that she and her sister spoke with their grandmother Sunday night.

“She is in great spirits and she’s a fighter. She’s an enforcer,” she said, referring to the family's nickname for Bush. “We’re grateful for her, for everybody’s prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she’s in it.”

Editor's note, 4/17/18: This post was updated Tuesday evening to reflect Barbara Bush's passing.