June Keefe Owens, the mother of Governor Bill Owens, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 86.
The governor's spokesman, Dan Hopkins, says Owens' mother suffered the stroke on Sunday while being treated in an area hospital for a fall.
She was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, and was a familiar figure at state events. She attended both inaugurations for her son.
She had five children and 11 grandchildren and they range in age from 2 to 30.