YAKIMA--Local politicians, doctors, and loved ones celebrated the life of former state representative Mary Skinner and her husband, Dr. Hal Skinner.
Mary Skinner served as a legislator for 14 years.
In February she lost her battle with cancer, just a few weeks after her husband passed away.
Governor Chris Gregoire was among the guests today at the Stone Church in Yakima.
She said it wasn't hard to form a common bond with Mary.
"It didn't matter whether you were Republican or Democrat or Independent you shared values with Mary, and [the values] were children, they were community, they were family," Gregoire said.
Gregoire added Mary had a huge impact in the revitalization of downtown Yakima.