Gov. Booth Gardner http://kplu.org en 'He made everyone feel valued': Honoring the late Gov. Gardner http://kplu.org/post/he-made-everyone-feel-valued-honoring-late-gov-gardner <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">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.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">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.</p><p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">"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.</p><p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 22:18:33 +0000 The Associated Press 8224 at http://kplu.org 'He made everyone feel valued': Honoring the late Gov. Gardner