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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:

    Myron "Neal" Richards, Nov. 19, 2009, Olympic Region, Lead Maintenance Technician. Neal was struck by a one-foot diameter tree top while clearing debris on US 101.

    Donald G. Barden, Nov. 20, 1969, Northwest Region, Maintenance Technician 2. Donald was repairing a guardrail with a co-worker when an errant driver struck a WSDOT truck, knocking it into the two workers. The co-worker survived.

    Rollo S. Clark, Nov. 20, 1951, Southwest Region, Lead Maintenance Technician. Rollo was killed when he was struck with a power shovel boom after its cable broke loose from its anchor.




Announcing Two 2016 College Educational Grant Recipients

The Memorial Foundation awarded two educational grants to two very deserving students to attend college in the 2016-2017 academic year. Nellie Williams will continue her studies at Centralia Community college and Tristin Richards will begin his second year at Peninsula Community College in Forks. Nellie is the daughter of Sam William who was killed on Highway 12 in 2000. Tristin is the son of Neal Richards who was killed while working on the peninsula in 2009.

The Memorial Foundation annual grant program is uniquely tailored to assist surviving children and spouses of fallen WSDOT workers who have died in the line of duty. “The Foundation Officers and Board of Directors are proud to provide educational grants to these young adults, thus furthering their education in the fields of their choice” said Foundation Vice President and Grant Committee Chair Kevin Dayton. He went on to say that this would not have been possible without the excellent support of the contributing members of the Memorial Foundation.



 

2016 WSDOTMF Events

NWR Traffic Annual Chili Cook-off
Thanks to everyone who cooked chili this year. The chili cook-off raised $1163 for the CFD Memorial Foundation.

The winning cooks are

Best Tasting

  1. Dave Chitty
  2. Bill Churney/Tom Lane
  3. Mark Leth

Best Presentation

  1. Bill Churney/Tom Lane
  2. Ghadeer Baghai
  3. (tie) Dave McCormick/Chris Johnson


2016 WSDOT Worker Memorial Event

Wednesday April 13, 2016 In the photo above, left to right, Greg Selstead (MF President), Don Clotfelter (MF Director), Kevin Dayton (MF Vice President), and Randy Mawdsley (MF Director).


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.


Wish to honor a loved one?

The Foundation will work with you to create a restricted giving fund. CONTACT US to find out how easy it is to support and honor those you cherish most.


A Monument in the making!



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Washington State Department of Transportation Memorial Foundation
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