Political leaders and hundreds of others gathered Saturday to honor former Gov. Booth Gardner for how he publicly shaped the state and how he privately shaped his family.
At a memorial service in Tacoma, former Gov. Chris Gregoire remembered how Gardner championed issues such as the environment, early childhood education and health care.
"His amazing legacy has left a lasting impact on the lives and the livelihoods of literally every single person in Washington state," said Gregoire, at times emotional in recalling her former boss and mentor.