Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoDems slam EPA plan for fighting drinking water contaminants GOP senator: Border deal is 'a very good compromise' Push to include contractor back pay in funding deal hits GOP roadblock MORE (R-W.Va.) is mourning the loss of her mother, her home state’s former first lady.


Shelley Riley Moore, died Saturday at 88. She was married to Arch Moore, governor of the Mountain State, for more than six decades. Moore served three terms as governor.

Sixty-year-old Moore Capito, who’s currently running for the Senate seat of the retiring Sen. Jay RockefellerJohn (Jay) Davison RockefellerSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Overnight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term MORE (D-W.V.), called her mother a “wonderful, warm and loving person,” in a statement released by her family to local media. “Mom matched an uplifting sense of humor with a genuine ability to listen and connect, traits that made everyone around her know they mattered… She was deeply honored to serve as first lady of West Virginia for 12 years.”

Some of Moore Capito’s colleagues in Congress offered their condolences. Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreDems hit GOP on pre-existing conditions at panel's first policy hearing Democratic rep announces she has cancer while defending ObamaCare Ten Dem lawmakers added to House Ways and Means Committee MORE (D-Wisc.) wrote on Twitter on Monday:

Moore Capito thanked supporters on Monday, writing on Twitter: