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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.  
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:
Myron “Neal” Richards, Nov. 19, 2009, Olympic Region, Lead Maintenance
Technician. Neal was killed by a falling tree limb while clearing a landslide on
U.S. 101.
Donald G. Barden, Nov. 20, 1969, Northwest Region, Maintenance
Technician 2. Donald was killed while replacing guardrail. An errant vehicle
crashed into a DOT truck in the rain and pushed it into Donald and a
co-worker, who were thrown over the guardrail. 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 a cable broke loose from its anchor.
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
New online Donations feature!
Here to donate today
"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.   
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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It's official The Memorial Foundation will be bringing Santa Claus
to Thorbecke's in Chehalis on December 13, 2014, from 10 AM to 2PM.
Thorbecke's is located at 91 SW Chehalis Ave, Chehalis, WA.

"Photo's with Santa are available with the donations going to the Memorial"