Family, admirers say goodbye as Lady Bird Johnson is buried in Texas

Staff Report

The Associated Press

STONEWALL, Texas (AP) - Lady Bird Johnson reached her final resting place on Sunday beneath a canopy of oak trees at her family's Hill Country ranch. She was laid to rest beside the late President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Relatives and close friends of the Johnsons said a final goodbye to the former first lady near the banks of the Pedernales River -- land she loved so dearly.

Since her death Wednesday at age 94, Johnson has been remembered as woman who worked to preserve nature, as an astute business woman and as the devoted wife of a president.

Her grandson, Lyndon Nugent, said -- quote -- "She always seemed to be wondering if she had done enough for the world, regardless of her own condition."

Thousands of admirers showed their thanks for her life's work by lining roads in Austin and in the Hill Country to honor her as her body was brought early on Sunday to the L-B-J Ranch, about 70 miles west of Austin.