Worker memorial

Since 1950, 60 Washington State Department of Transportation employees have lost their lives in work zone-related activities. Each spring, WSDOT holds a Worker’s Memorial to honor those fallen workers and remind everyone about the importance of work zone safety.

Bruce H. Cowing, May 16, 2016

Billy "Bud" Rhynalds, January 16, 2011

Myron "Neal" Richards, November 19, 2009

Wayne "Jake" Baardson, August 12, 2002

Samuel E. Williams, February 22, 2000

 

Steven L. Brown, February 18, 1998

Edward J. Fabeck, October 6, 1994

Michael D. Malone, June 4, 1993

Gordon J. Burlingame, July 17, 1992

Donald E. Fritsvold, August 21, 1991

 

Patricia L. Oberg, July 19, 1989

Loren L. Wharton, February 8, 1988

John D. Swan, October 11, 1985

Joseph C. Craig, October 11, 1985

Richard L. Androsko, August 28, 1984

Robert J. Forrest, July 7, 1982

Robert N. Johnson, February 14, 1982

James C. Wishard, May 19, 1980

Dermot R. Moore, January 21, 1980

 

Russell H. Barker, December 14, 1979

George D. Adair, December 5, 1979

Edward N. Abrams, September 9, 1977

William L. Cook, May 24, 1977

William L. Ashley, August 3, 1976

Harold L. Gustafson, August 31, 1973

William T. Owens, June 15, 1971

Ray T. Collie, February 28, 1970

 

Donald G. Barden, November 20, 1969

Harold J. Allen, June 30, 1967

Wallace D. Wright, October 22, 1966

George J. Heaton, June 18, 1966

Claude M. Waterman, June 18, 1966

Charles O. Williams, February 2, 1965

Lee W. Robinson, October 30, 1964

Gary Davis, December 11, 1963

Vernon E. Curtis, March 20, 1963

Eino Mattila, December 12, 1962

William F. Holmes, June 14, 1960

James P. O'Neil, January 27, 1960

 

Francis E. Baker, May 9, 1959

George H. Mulfinger, May 8, 1959

Harrell J. Shull, April 29, 1959

Clarence R. Sluder, October 4, 1957

Knute Johnson, October 4, 1957

Lucien L. Houston, February 22, 1957

Andrew Kaelberer, Dec 27, 1956

Albert E. Holman, September 19, 1956

Edward Bowles, July 5, 1955

Fred G. Tegtmeier, March 7, 1955

Henry D. Wills, April 16, 1954

Joseph F. Franz, September 21, 1953

Paul J. Yandt, July 29, 1953

Ray Wittig, February 4, 1952

Rollow S. Clark, November 20, 1951

William R. Pitts, August 20, 1951

Richard I. Temple, March 30, 1951

L.A. Parton, February 13, 1951

Charles P. Getty, January 23, 1951

Laird D. Chambers, December 15, 1950

Frank E. Potter, December 1, 1950

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