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"... To preserve the memory of the Washington State Department of Transportation fallen workers and to provide assistance to active and retired employees and their families in times of need."



Monthly Memorial Tribute
This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:

    Bruce H. Cowing, May 16, 2016, when his personal truck went off the employee level of the Hood Canal Bridge in the Olympic Region at the end of his shift. The truck and body were recovered from nearly 400-foot deep waters on May 26, 2016.

    James C. Wishard, May 19, 1980, Southwest Region, engineer technician. James was killed when he was recording data on a pad and walked behind a contractor’s truck while it was backing up.

    William L. Cook, May 24, 1977, Northwest Region, bridge maintenance technician. William was killed when he got caught between the counterweight and another part of the Swinomish Channel Bridge while performing maintenance work.

      Two Eastern Region maintenance technicians were killed along the freeway in Spokane in 1959 when a WSDOT paint truck exploded:

    George H. Mulfinger, May 8, 1959. George died from injuries received that day. Newspaper reports stated a flipped cigarette may have caused the large explosion.

    Francis E. Baker, May 9, 1959. Francis was working on a nearby maintenance truck when the paint truck exploded. He died from his injuries the following day.




2017 College Educational Grant Deadlines

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WSDOTMF News

Ferries Training Session

Foundation Director, Don Clotfelter, presents Memorial Foundation briefing to a combination of new employees, internal transfers, and mates in training as well as Secretary Roger Millar and Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton at Ferries headquarters in Seattle on May 15th.

PSRW Event

Memorial Foundation President-Elect, Troy Cowan, working the Foundation booth at the Public Service Recognition Week Event on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 on Capitol Campus East Plaza Lawn.

Kuper North America

Don Clotfelter, Memorial Foundation Board member, having a working breakfast with four representatives of Kuper North America today. Pictured here is Roland Kuper, Bob Stowe and Gardi Willis. The 4th Kuper Employee (Patricia) was not available for the photo op.

New Foundation Member

Kris Rietmann, mountain climber, WSDOT communicator and Memorial Foundation supporter, as she acclimatizes to elevation at Gorak Shep and heads to Everest base camp at 18,000 feet. All signs point to Everest!


New Dahlia Collection
Introducing a New Dahlia Collection honoring one of the WSDOT Fallen Workers.

It's called the Billy 'Bud' Rhynalds' Worker Memorial Collection and it's made up of a collection of oranges and one red Cornel dahlia, which was Billy's favorite.


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