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Former Texas First Lady Nellie Connally Dies

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AUSTIN - Nellie Connally, the widow of former Governor John Connally and the last remaining survivor who was riding in President Kennedy's limousine when he was assassinated, has died.

That's according to longtime family friend Julian Read.

She was 87.

She died late Friday at Westminster Manor in Austin, where she had been living for about a year after moving from Houston,

Read, who had served as press secretary to Governor Connally in the 1960s, said her death was a total surprise.

Funeral services are pending.

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