AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- An estimated 2,000 mourners gathered in Austin, Texas, Saturday for the funeral of former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson.
Lady Bird Johnson -- who husband, Lyndon Johnson, was U.S. president from 1963-69 -- died Wednesday at 94.
Bill Moyers, who served as President Johnson's press secretary, spoke at the funeral service, recounting moments from Mrs. Johnson's life -- including her husband's succession to the presidency following the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, The New York Times reported.
Tom Johnson, an aide to President Johnson who went on to head CNN, spoke of her love of books and conversation, and her commitment to the beautification of America, The Austin American-Statesman said.
"Each and every one of us has been touched in some way by the magic that was Lady Bird," Johnson said. "Who can ever see another field of wildflowers or native plants without thinking of her?"