Statement of Senator John and Mikey Hoeven on the Passing of Former First Lady Jean Guy

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John and Mikey Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to news that former First Lady Jean Guy had passed away:

“Some of our earliest memories of Governor Bill Guy were with Jean at his side, his friend and partner as well as his wife. Former First Lady Jean Guy was a formidable ambassador for North Dakota in her own right. She represented our state on the national and regional stage with grace, poise and intelligence. Her passing so soon after Governor Guy’s this spring is unsurprising, in that they were inseparable during the 70 long years of their marriage.

“Mikey and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Guy family and pray that the remarkable contribution that Bill and Jean Guy made to the state of North Dakota will give them comfort. The Guys will long be remembered with affection and admiration.”