AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin Tower will be lighted orange on Friday evening, July 13 in memory of Lady Bird Johnson, who died on Wednesday at the age of 94.
Ms. Johnson will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the LBJ Library and Museum on The University of Texas at Austin campus from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
Ms. Johnson, wife of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1933 and a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1934, both from the University of Texas.
In 1982 she founded the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, now a unit of The University of Texas at Austin.
"Lady Bird Johnson was a Texas and American icon," said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. "She made an indelible mark on our state, our nation and world. And she made an indelible mark on our campus.
"Her intellect, her eloquence, her love of people and her passion for nature and the environment touched us all. As First Lady, she advised her husband on many issues that changed our country forever. And she was a wonderful human being. The entire University of Texas family joins the nation in mourning the loss of Lady Bird Johnson."