Thank You
To Our Donors!

Valley Electric
David Van Breda
The Schmidt Family
SeaScapes AirBnB
Doug & Stephanie Vaughn
Alyson & Joshua Cummings
K&K Management, LLC
John Conrad
Bill Ford
Jamie Stuart
Thomas Thornton
Larry Watkinson
Tim Crabb
Earl Key
Washington Aggregate
   & Concrete Assn.
Charleen Emmons

"... 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."

Donations for Kimberly Ann Croger-Walker

Kimberly Ann Croger-Walker was seriously injured in a collision in a WSDOT construction zone on I-5 on March 6, 2022. Kimberly was outside her vehicle when she was struck by a motorist traveling through the construction zone. She was taken to St. Joe’s Hospital where she remains in serious condition. She is an employee of Guy F. Atkinson Construction. Donate online or mail checks to WSDOTMF, 120 State Ave. NE, #303, Olympia, WA 98501. Please make a note in the memo line that it is a donation for Kimberly.


Join your business as an Associate Member of the Foundation. Your benefits include a membership plaque, yearly recognition, newsletter, a link to your website on our website, and use of the Foundation logo. Most importantly, you will be helping WSDOT employees in their time of need. New members have an opportunity to select an item from the Foundation Gift Shop for free. Donors should consult the Sponsorship Application by clicking HERE.

There is a limited time opportunity in addition to the regular associate membership if you choose to become a Charter Associate member for an initial fee of $1,000 (and $750 each year thereafter). Charter members will be recognized annually.

If membership isn’t right for you at this time you can also support the Foundation by making a one-time donation. Every donation helps us fulfill our mission!

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

    Edward Bowles, July 5, 1955, Eastern Region, maintenance technician. Ed injured a finger while fixing the tail gate latch of the truck. He was immediately treated by a doctor but died several weeks later from tetanus.

    Robert J. Forrest, July 7, 1982, South Central Region, transportation technician. Robert was on a paving project and walking with his back to the paving truck when he was struck by the truck.

    Gordon Burlingame, July 17, 1992, North Central Region, avalanche control supervisor. “Gordie” was working alone to remove a 29-foot high radio tower from a dormitory building roof at Berne Camp on Stevens Pass. The tower became unstable, fell and struck him.

    Patricia L. Oberg, July 19, 1989, Southwest Region, transportation technician. While on a survey crew, rocks at the end of a rock quarry gave way. Patricia fell to the bottom of the quarry, suffering head injuries.

    Paul J. Yandt, July 29, 1953, South Central Region, maintenance technician. Paul was killed while working south of Connell when a truck and trailer pinned him against his highway department truck.



2022 Foundation Auction

Executive Director Bill Ford presented Heidi with a Foundation Commemorative coin on behalf of the Board of Directors in recognition of her outstanding efforts as the first Memorial Foundation Auction. The verbiage on the coin reads “People making a difference” which Heidi exemplifies. The auction was held from May 6 to 20 2022 and netted over $8,000 for the foundation. Heidi and Bill would both like to thank the many generous donors to the auction as well as the many bidders.

2019 Fallen Worker Memorial

Left to right: Secretary Roger Millar, Bill Ford (Foundation Executive Director), Dale Lathan (Foundation Director representing Ferries), Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, and Foundation President Grant Rodeheaver at the April 10th Worker Memorial Event.

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