CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)-- A statement from the family released through the campaign of her daughter, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, says Shelley Riley Moore died Saturday. She was 88.
The family says she "matched an uplifting sense of humor with a genuine ability to listen and connect."
Her husband of 65 years, Republican Arch A. Moore Jr., served three terms as governor from 1969 to 1977 and from 1985 to 1989.
Shelley Moore Capito has served seven terms in the U.S. House and is seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller in November's election.
In a statement, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the former first lady represented the state "with grace and class throughout her life."