Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore Capito20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall We can accelerate a cure for Alzheimer's Gillibrand, Grassley reintroduce campus sexual assault bill 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 RockefellerWorld Health Day: It's time to fight preventable disease Lobbying World Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation 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 MooreEx-White House ethics chief compares Ivanka, Kushner security clearances to college admissions scandal Dem compares college cheating scandal to Ivanka, Jared's security clearance Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media MORE (D-Wisc.) wrote on Twitter on Monday:

Moore Capito thanked supporters on Monday, writing on Twitter: