The White House says President Barack Obama has telephoned the parents of a Lexington native and her husband who died in last week's terror attacks in Brussels.
The White House says Obama offered his condolences Sunday and praised Stephanie Shults and her husband Justin as epitomizing all that was good about America.
Stephanie was a graduate of Bryan Station High School and Transylvania University. Her husband Justin was originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They graduated together from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. A family member says they were dropping Stephanie's mother off at the airport and were watching her walk through security when the bombs went off.
The White House says the president also assured their parents that the thoughts, prayers and resolve of the nation are with them at this difficult time.