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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."



Monthly Memorial Tribute
This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:

    Charles O. Williams, Feb. 2, 1965, South Central Region, radio operator. Charles, who worked on Snoqualmie Pass, injured his hip in a fall the previous month and died from complications from that injury.

    Ray Wittig, Feb. 4, 1952, North Central Region, maintenance lead technician. Ray was buried in a snowslide while operating an early snowplow/snowblower in Tumwater Canyon.

    Loren L. Wharton, Feb. 8, 1988, Headquarters, transportation engineer. Loren stopped on his way to work to warn other drivers of a multiple vehicle crash. While directing traffic from a bridge abutment over the US 101 off ramp, a truck sped by, causing Loren to fall to his death on the roadway below.

    Lawrence "L.A." Parton, Feb. 13, 1951, Southwest Region, light equipment operator. Lawrence died from injuries received in a gasoline exploded in the light plant at Satus Pass.

    Robert N. Johnson, Feb. 14, 1982, Olympic Region, maintenance technician. Robert drowned while working to remove landslide on US 12. A second landslide came down while he was working a front-end loader to clear debris and knocked him into nearby water.

    Steven L. Brown, Feb. 18, 1998, Washington State Ferries, able seaman. Steven was lost overboard from a Seattle to Bainbridge Island Washington State Ferry that had recently departed Seattle.

    Samuel E. Williams, Feb. 22, 2000, Southwest Region, maintenance technician. Sam was killed by a car that entered the work zone where Sam flagging on US 12.

    Lucien L. Houston, Feb. 22, 1957, Southwest Region, equipment operator. Lucien was killed near Satus Pass when his snow plow was struck by a semitruck.

    Ray T. Collie, Feb. 28, 1970, North Central Region, maintenance technician. Ray died a week after being struck by a truck in a marked work zone.





 

WSDOTMF News

New Fallen Worker Memorial

L to R: Memorial Foundation Vice President Grant Rodeheaver, Foundation Executive Director Bill Ford, Foundation President Troy Cowan, Scott Woodruff (Olympic Region), Greg Selstead (Foundation Director) and Shawn Harris (Olympic Region).


2017 Memorial Foundation Annual Meeting

Santa visited our Annual Meeting this year. Check it out at our Facebook Page.


New Dahlia Collection
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.


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A Monument in the making!



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