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Ex-first lady Barbara Bush, 88, discharged from Houston hospital, was treated for pneumonia

FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital late Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. The 88-year-old Bush family matriarch had been hospitalized since Monday. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital late Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. The 88-year-old Bush family matriarch had been hospitalized since Monday. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been discharged from a Texas hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital late Saturday morning. The 88-year-old Bush family matriarch had been hospitalized since Monday.

She and her husband, the 41st president, live in Houston. The nation's longest-married presidential first couple will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Monday.