Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, forever to be remembered as Lady Bird Johnson, passed away today at the age of 94. The wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), the 36th President of the United States, Lady Bird was a warm, strong, soft spoken woman. She supported her husband, raised a family, championed the Head Start Program, served this nation and brought environmental causes into the everyday conversations and activities of Americans. President and Mrs. Johnson led this nation during one of its most turbulent eras following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Mrs. Johnson’s legacy includes the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which carries on and expands upon the work she began in the 1960s to preserve and enhance the native plants of North America.
She will be missed. She will be remembered.