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New Dahlia Collection
2015 WSDOTMF Events
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.  
Washington State Department of Transportation Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1367 - Olympia, WA - 98507-1367
Washington State Department of Transportation Memorial Foundation
"... 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."
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This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:
Billy "Bud" Rhynalds, Jan. 16, 2011, Northwest Region, Maintenance Tech 2. Bud was putting up safety barriers after power lines fell near Carnation when a cottonwood fell and stuck him.
Dermot R. Moore, Jan. 21, 1980, Aviation Division, Accountant. Working in Seattle, Dermot was killed in an automobile collision.
Charles P. Getty, Jan. 23, 1951, Olympic Region, Equipment Operator. Charles was killed near Hoquiam when a log truck skidded out of control and pinned him between it and the grader he was repairing.
James P. O’Neil, Jan. 27, 1960, Northwest Region, Maintenance Technician. James was killed in a vehicle crash while working with the Everett Maintenance Division.

Happy Holidays
Winners of the 2015 Northwest Region Chili Cook-off
William Churney and
Tom Lane along with
Mark Morse
Mike Swires
(2nd place Best Chili)
and Mark Morse
June 3, 2015 recognition event where Senator
Curtis King, Matt Zuvich (Federation) and Vince Oliveri (Local 17)
were recognized for their efforts to secure passage of the Tuition
Waiver for Survivors of Fallen Highway Workers.
On April 22, 2015 Governor Inslee
signed the Memorial Foundation sponsored Tuition Waiver for
Survivors of Fallen Highway Workers (HB1977) into law at the
WSDOT Worker memorial Event in Olympia