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Corinne Quayle, mother of former VP, dies at 92

PHOENIX — Corinne Pulliam Quayle, the mother of former vice president Dan Quayle and a newspaper owner and publisher, has died. She was 92.

Pulliam Quayle died of natural causes Thursday at her home in Wickenburg, Arizona, a spokesman for Wickenburg Funeral Home said Tuesday.

Pulliam Quayle was the daughter of the late Eugene C. Pulliam, who was the longtime owner and publisher of the Arizona Republic and the Indianapolis Star, according to a memorial page on the funeral home website.

She and her husband, the late James C. Quayle, owned and published the Huntington Herald-Press in Huntington, Indiana, and the Wickenburg Sun in Wickenburg.

Dan Quayle was a U.S. senator from Indiana for eight years before becoming George H.W. Bush’s pick for vice president. Quayle issued a statement Tuesday, saying words could not describe how much he will miss his mother.

“In my eyes she was the most wonderful mother in the world,” he said. “She always put her family first. Simply said she was the best.”

Pulliam Quayle is survived by a sister, Suzanne Murphy; her children, Dan Quayle, Chris Quayle, Martha Thomas and Mike Quayle; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren, according to The Arizona Republic.