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Lady Bird Johnson's Remains Arrive At Wildflower Center

    Led by four ministers, a casket bearing the remains of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson arrived today at the Austin wildflower center that bears her name.
  Uniformed members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard slowly bore the flower-bedecked tan casket down a stone path lined with flowers and vines and plants.
  About 15 family members met the casket at a small pond in a courtyard outside the wildlife center's visitors gallery.Two girls looked at the ground as the casket passed, then fell in behind the casket as it was carried into the visitors gallery.  There, a private ceremony was held for about 60 family members and wildlife center volunteers.
  The ceremony begins a weekend of tributes to the widow of former President Lyndon Johnson, who died Wednesday at her Austin home at age 94.
  Later today, her body will lie in repose through tomorrow at the L.B.J. Library and Museum on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Then, an invitation-only funeral tomorrow will be televised. She'll be buried Sunday next to her husband at the ranch near Stonewall.

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