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New Dahlia Collection
2014 WSDOTMF Events
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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.  
WSDOT Memorial Foundation
Board Kelsey Williams’
graduation from South Puget
Sound Community College
(SPSCC)

Along with her twin sister Krystal.
Kelsey received the first
scholarship from the WSDOTMF in
2012 that was renewed in 2013.
This scholarship was used to help
Kelsey complete the Fire and
Emergency Services Program at
SPACE.

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In addition to the graduation
celebration, board members took
the opportunity to award Kelsey
with a scholarship to help her
pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire
Administration at Western Oregon
University. Krystal was also
awarded a scholarship as she
plans to pursue an Associates
Degree and career as a Veterinary
Technician from Pierce College.
Both girls will continue their
education this
upcoming academic year.
Monthly Memorial Tribute

This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:
Edward N. Abrams, Sept. 9, 1977, Southwest Region, Maintenance Lead
Technician. Edward was attempting to unhook a trailer from a dump truck.
When the truck pulled forward, the trailer hitch rose up, striking him in the
head.
Albert E. Holman, Sept. 19, 1956, Northwest Region, Bridge Maintenance
Technician. Albert fell to his death while moving a painting spider on a beam
of the Deception Pass Bridge.
National Work Zone Safety
Awareness Week Kickoff
Event held in Seattle
on April 8 2014.
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Washington State
Department of
Transportation
Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1367
Olympia, WA
98507-1367
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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."

Member
Washington State Non-profits
"Memorial Foundation
Recognized
WSP Chief John Batiste
for his continuing support"
on August 6, 2014.  


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L to R:  Chief Batiste, DOT
Memorial Foundation President
Bill Ford, Memorial Foundation
Treasurer Chris Christopher, and
Memorial Foundation Vice
President Greg Selstead.   
The Northwest Region IT office is the
first place winner of the 2014 Be the
Change Container Decorating contest.  
Left to right, the people are:


Joan Oestreich
(Memorial Foundation Regions Director)
Geri Venske
George Ainsworth (holding mug)
Ellen Govan
Mark Schauer
Paul Kahihia
Randy Franklin
Dale Light
Also on the team but not in
attendance Philip Johnson.
Winner of the 2014
Be the Change
Container Decorating
contest.
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