Liz, who has since moved back to Northamptonshire, said if they stopped at traffic lights people would surround her auto, he was that well-loved.
"We knew him very well".
Alluding to the star's hilarious quips, Claire revealed: 'When I first started out his advice was "Go get some elocution lessons"'.
Tributes to Sir Ken have been posted on social media.
The veteran comedy master passed away in his home on March 11.
"Thank you for all the laughs Sir Ken and tatty bye from your friends at Eastbourne Theatres".
His publicist Robert Holmes told the Press Association: "To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats". He's never lived anywhere else.
It's absolutely fantastic. With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety.
Ken and Anne married on Friday 9 March, two weeks after Ken was discharged from Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital following six weeks of treatment for a severe chest infection.
Michael Williams, managing director at the Winter Gardens, said: "Sir Ken Dodd was a true legend of variety and a honourable gentlemen who performed many times at the Opera House Blackpool to packed houses, making the wall of honour in 1981, headlining that year's summer season".
"He was a comedy legend and a genius".
He played seven shows at Norwich Theatre Royal in just the last decade, still performing when he was well into his 80s.
But all dates this year had to be cancelled due to his illness.
Holmes said: "He's not been well this year".
Ken met Anne, a former bluebell dancer who also performed alongside him in his shows, shortly afterwards. It's been my privilege to have looked after him for 47 years.
'And, being a Knight of the Realm, there will actually be a marriage announcement in The Times on Tuesday. "I shall really miss him". He even earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's longest ever joke-telling session: 1,500 jokes in three-and-a-half hours, undertaken at a Liverpool theatre in the 1960s. He was also a well-known singer.
Dodd's success drew the interest of the taxman, and in 1989 he endured a five-week trial accused of fraud.