TACOMA, Wash. - Former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner has passed away at the age of 76 from complications to Parkinson's disease.
Gardner was born on August 21, 1936. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1994 and died of complications from the disease late Friday at his Tacoma home.
Gardner served two terms as governor of Washington state, from 1985 to 1993.
"We're very sad to lose my father, who had been struggling with a difficult disease for many years, but we are relieved to know that he's at rest now and his fight is done," said Gardner's daughter, Gail Gant.
Gardner's family requests that memorial donations be made to the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation.