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New Dahlia Collection
2014 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.  
Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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WSDOT Memorial Foundation
Board Kelsey Williams’
graduation from South Puget
Sound Community College

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

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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:
William Ashley, August 3, 1976, South Central Region, Maintenance
Laborer. William and a co-worker were checking flood damage in a drywash
area off SR 128 when a wall of water struck the truck. The co-worker leapt
to safety while William was thrown from the cab and died.
Wayne “Jake” Baardson, August 12, 2002, Northwest Region,
Maintenance Tech. 2. Jake was securing a mower to a trailer on the SR 18
highway shoulder near Covington when a driver left the highway, striking
and killing him.
William Pitts, August 20, 1951, Eastern Region, Engineering Aide. William
was working near railroad tracks when he was struck and killed by a
Donald Fritsvold, August 21, 1991, Southwest Region, Maintenance Tech.
2. While working alone, picking up litter on I-5, Donald ran from the
shoulder to the left lane to pick up paper. He misjudged the speed of traffic
and was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Harold Gustafson, August 31, 1973, Northwest Region, Maintenance Tech.
1. Harold was picking up cones from the I-5 shoulder after edge striping
when he was struck by a vehicle exiting from the freeway to the off-ramp.
Richard L. Androsko, August 28, 1984, Northwest Region, Maintenance
Tech. 2. Richard was flagging traffic around a rock spill on the freeway when
a driver suddenly realized traffic was being directed, hit the brakes and
swerved into him.
National Work Zone Safety
Awareness Week Kickoff
Event held in Seattle
on April 8 2014.
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Washington State
Department of
Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1367
Olympia, WA
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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."

Washington State Non-profits
"Memorial Foundation
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.   
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