Memorial service to honor state Sen. Scott White

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is remembering state Sen. Scott White as serious worker who never took himself too seriously.

Gregoire said at a memorial service Sunday that everyone knows White could have eventually served in Congress or as governor. She recalled the 41-year-old's dedication to his job in the Legislature and how he enjoyed taking on challenges.

The governor was one of the political leaders who honored White during a public service on the University of Washington campus.

White died two weeks ago due to a cardiac issue. He represented the state's 46th District, covering northern parts of Seattle. He is survived by his wife and two children.