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Former Secretary of State James Baker on Thursday remembered George H.W. Bush as a man of "great faith" and "great integrity" during a funeral in Texas. The night before, more than 11,000 people paid their respects as his casket lay in repose all night at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his family worshipped. The family took up their seats on the opposite side of the aisle to President Trump and the former presidents.

Former US President George W Bush other Bush family members watch the casket bearing his father's remains being carried out of the funeral.

The passing of Bush, only the second president to see his son follow him to the Oval Office, has led Americans to reflect on his life of duty and service to country as a leader of the so-called "Greatest Generation".

As Trump arrived, Hillary Clinton - his 2016 opponent, and the subject of the president's continuing taunts - did not glance his way. Also in the front row were Michelle Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama. In Mark K. Updegrove's book "The Last Republicans", published a year ago, the elder Bush called Trump a "blowhard".

Wednesday's national funeral service caps three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens.

His eulogists each captured the successive roles Bush played in his lifetime: World War II flyboy, statesman, friend and father.

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The US President's awkward exchange came after Trump tweeted about oil prices as mourners gathered in Washington for the funeral.

Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama have reminded us of that fact twice this year. "He stood in the breach in the Cold War against totalitarianism".

The caretaker who answered the phone at the time told Bush his father had been silent most of the day, though he noted George H.W. Bush would likely be able to hear him if he spoke up.

Trump declared Wednesday a national day of mourning in the USA, part of a week-long series of commemorations that began Monday with a solemn public visitation in the Capitol rotunda. His final resting place is alongside his wife and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia at age 3.

A patrician figure, Bush was voted out of office in part for failing to connect with ordinary Americans during an economic recession. "They had just as much animus for Bush 41 and Bush 43 as they do Trump, for different reasons".

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