Kay Inhofe is the lovely wife of Senator Jim Inhofe, who is consistently ranked the top Senate Conservative by National Journal, Human Events and others. Her husband has had an extensive career; as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, minority leader of the Oklahoma Senate, mayor of Tulsa, congressman from Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, to his present role as Oklahoma’s senior U.S. Senator, Jim has served Oklahomans with pride and honor.
Her husband considers one of his unique qualifications for office to be the 30 years he’s spent in the business community being over regulated by the federal bureaucracy. Throughout his political career, Jim has been a strong advocate for the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. He believes that the federal government works best when it returns dollars, decisions, and freedom to our local communities and families.
In a mayoral race against Rodger Randle, when Inhofe appeared with his opponent, he would talk about his own wife and their children. In one opportunity Kay’s hubby said
I sure hope that Gary and Barbara will be as happy 38 years from now as Kay and I have been for the last 38 years.
Kay Kirkpatrick married Inhofe in 1959. The couple has been married for more than 50 years. She gave birth to four children including Katy and Perry Inhofe, of whom we have learned he tragically lost his life over the weekend.
According to the New York Daily News, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe’s son Perry died in a plane crash Sunday. Dr. Perry Inhofe, 52, was on board a small plane that crashed Sunday night near Owasso, Okla., about nine miles north of Tulsa International Airport; according to KOCO, the plane crashed around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, just minutes after the plane’s pilot issued an alert requesting assistance.
Our deepest condolences go out to Perry’s parents and the rest of the family.
She is the daughter of Jack and Kay Kirkpatrick and has one brother, John C. Kirkpatrick. Back in 2007 she filed a lawsuit against her brother and their shared company-inherited from their parents- Guaranty Abstract Co., over $8.5 million of company money used for alleged compensation and personal use. The suit was later dismissed.
She sought actual damages of more than $8.5 million and punitive damages of no less than $10,000. A lawyer representing Inhofe, said the case was dismissed because Inhofe and Kirkpatrick, who inherited joint ownership of the company in 1965 from their parents, Jack and Kay Kirkpatrick, resolved the matter themselves. She was president and CEO of Guaranty and received shares in the company each year. In 1985, Kay accepted real estate from her parents in lieu of stock.
The couple have over a dozen grandchildren.
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