I got to know Boone during the production of a documentary about his life and his deeply personal impact on Oklahoma State University.
It remains one of the most delightful experiences of my life.
I loved his frankness, his honesty and that wonderful Texas/Oklahoma drawl.
There was not a pretentious bone in his body.
As a Canadian, I particularly appreciate Boone's fondness for his time in Canada's oil patch, his enduring friendships in Alberta, and his steadfast support for strong trade ties between Canada and the US.
My condolences to Boone's family and may generations of Oklahoma State grads continue to appreciate what he has done for them.