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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 15, 2006

Secretary Evans to Attend Funeral Services for Former Texas Governor Ann Richards

Secretary Don Evans will attend the funeral services held for Governor Ann Richards at the University of Texas Frank Erwin Center on Monday, September 18, on behalf of President and Mrs. Bush.

As a lifelong Texan, Secretary Evans had the highest regard for the Governor, and he appreciated her tireless efforts on behalf of the state and her zest for life that endeared her to the entire country.

The President regrets being unable to attend her funeral, and he and Mrs. Bush send their deepest condolences to the Governor's family.

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