Gov Richardson and First Lady Mourn the Passing of Lady Bird Johnson

Santa Fe, NM -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and First Lady Barbara Richardson today released the following statement mourning the loss of Lady Bird Johnson. The former First Lady of the United States passed away today at the age of 94.

"It was with sadness that we heard about the passing of Lady Bird Johnson. She was an extraordinary First Lady -- gracious, strong, and, above all, dedicated to the betterment of our society. Her early, public commitment to the environment was an inspiration to the entire nation. Mrs. Johnson's successful efforts to beautify Washington, DC, and her home state of Texas will keep her memory alive, especially when the wildflowers are blooming."