UPDATE 3:30 p.m.:
Gregoire choked back tears and Heck wiped his away as they remembered their former boss.
“We all knew this day would come, that Booth would find a better place.” Gregoire said. “We just didn’t know how hard it would be.”
It wasn’t all sadness. Between Gregoire, Heck, Gardner’s half brother Bill Clapp and his grandson Jack Nettleton, the crowd learned a lot about Gardner’s quirky side, including these tales of junk food:
- He didn’t remember his daughter’s home phone number but could rattle off the number to Tacoma hamburger joint Frisko Freeze.
- He would