Today Sen. Lamar Alexander's wife passed away

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Buhler Alexander, the wife of the former Tennessee governor, has died at the age of 77

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Her family told her that she was in the midst of her entire family when she died.

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She has married 53 years ago to Lamar Alexander, who has been governor of Tennessee

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When her husband was governor, Alexander decided to work on child wellness statewide

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He served on several boards including the Leadership Nashville Junior League and the Hermitage in 1976

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His family also told that he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren

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The family said Honey Alexander will be remembered at a memorial service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville

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Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee took to Twitter, saying he devoted his entire life to serving others