His wife posted their wedding photo on Instagram and a message to her followers.
They married in 1990 and had two children.
“There was just this deep sensitivity about him with a gruffy exterior,” she said of her husband. “I kept thinking, he’s 24 years older than me … but there was something that just kept drawing me to him.”
“I’m pretty satisfied with my life,” he said. “But my wife Jean and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years. I thought, oh my gosh … if I’d just met Jean in my 20s we could have had a longer life together.”