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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:
Henry D. Willis, April 16, 1954, Southwest Region, engineer laborer. Henry was killed
while drilling a test hole near PUD lines on the US 12 relocation project between
Cathlamet and Skamokawa.
Harrell J. Shull, April 29, 1959, South Central Region, maintenance technician. Harrell
was killed near Saddle Mountain east of Ellensburg when he was struck by a passing
vehicle while removing trash from a ditch along a highway.
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
Joe Arrants Memorial Fund
The Foundation offers a huge
THANK YOU to all those WSDOT
CFD to benefit the Foundation.

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2014 was a banner year for the

Foundation with $7946.91 being
was raised through CFD
fundraising events for the
Foundation. Fundraising dollars
are in addition to any CFD payroll
deduction donations designated
for the Foundation and have been
a tremendous help in allowing the
Foundation to do the good work
that they do.

Thanks
Bill Ford
Foundation President
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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The Memorial
Foundation
Scholarship
Applications are
due May 1st
Go Orange! Be the Change
4th Annual “Be The Change” Campaign
April 1 to May 15, 2015
Click Here for Details

Let your spare change make a difference and
support the WSDOT Memorial Foundation

Be The Change Questions/Comments Contact:
Joan Oestreich 206-440-4132
or oestejk@wsdot.wa.gov

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.