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Washington State Firefighters' Association Memorial Page


The TABLE SETTING: the place setting is small symbolizing the frailty of human life and symbolizes the loneliness we feel without them.  The table is round to show our everlasting concern and our unending love for our fallen brothers and sisters.
The TABLECLOTH is white symbolizing the purity of their motives and willingness to respond when answering the call to duty.
The SINGLE RED ROSE, displayed in the vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones left behind.  They will always be a part of our family.
The SINGLE WHITE ROSE is for those who witnessed and experienced tragedy and destruction firsthand, and are still with us today.
The PURPLE RIBBON tied so prominently on the vase, represents our strength in healing.
SLICE OF LEMON is on the bread plate to remind us of their bitter fate.
There is also SALT upon the bread plate, symbolic of the river of tears shed by families and loved ones.
Their GLASS is inverted - to symbolize their inability to share this evening's toast.
Their CHAIR is empty … they are not here. Our lives are incomplete because they cannot sit with us tonight.
The CANDLE is reminiscent of the light of hope which lives in our hearts to illuminate their memory.
The FOLDED AMERICAN FLAG and the BIBLE represents those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their community and country, which was founded as one nation under God.

In Memories of those who Gave to the Communities they Served 2021

*denotes line of duty death

Adkins, James / Lewis Co. FPD #16

Ames, Martin / Thurston Co. FPD #7

Anderson, Frank / Kitsap Co. FPD #2

Anderson, Loral / Snohomish Co. FPD #8

Bailey, Myron / Whatcom Co. FPD #7

Basso, Alan / Cowlitz Co. FPD #5

Bauman, Jim / Grant Co. FPD #12

Beasley, Carl / Ilwaco Fire Dept.

Bennett, Gerald / City of Zillah

Black, Mary Ann / North Whidbey F&R

Bogar, Cal / City of Raymond

Bond, Kenneth  / Clark Co. FPD #10

Bowers, Harrel / Lincoln Co. FPD #7

Brollier, Kenneth / Chelan Co. FPD #6

Brower, James / Walla Walla Co. FPD #4

Brown, Janet / Klickitat Co. FPD #2

Burlingame, Amos / City of Colfax

Burton, James / Spokane Co. FPD #11

Burton, Ronald / Lewis Co FPD #5

Carel, William / City of Sumner

Carlson, Mark / Thurston Co. FPD #1

Carlyle, Kenneth / Grays Harbor Co. FPD #4

Chadderton, Charles / Cowlitz Co. FPD #2

Childers, Robert / City of Anacortes

Christoph, Jerry / Okanogan Co. FPD #7

Colyer, Alfred / Whatcom Co. FPD #14

Conley, Calvin / Whatcom Co. FPD #8

Coupe, Thomas / Central Whidney FA

Cowan, Donald / Yakima Co. FPD #3

Daley, Gregory / Whatcom Co. FPD #9

Dodson, Orran / Whatcom Co. FPD #1

Dumbaugh, Dickson / Kitsap Co. FPD #7

Earley, James / Skagit Co. FPD #10

Eisenbarth, Robert / Spokane Co. FPD #9

Ekkelkamp, Jerry / Skagit Co. FPD #2

Ellensburg, Robert / Franklin Co. FPD #3

Fauver, Jack / Pacific Co. FPD #2

Finsen, David / Oroville

Frazier, David / Clark Co. FPD #10

Freshwater, Frank / Yakima Co FPD #4

Fricke, Lloyd / Stevens Co FPD #1

Fultz, Edward / Lewis Co. FPD #2

Gallion, Charles / Wilkeson

Gilmer, Darrel / Camas Fire Dept.

Gordon, Roger / Milton

Gorgensen, Kaethe / City of DuPont

Hageman, Jerry / Skagit Co. FPD #9

Hamilton, Dean / City of Burlington

Harding, James / Ferry/Ok Co. FPD #13

Harrington, Grover / Cashmere

Hawkins III, Frank / McCleary

Hawley, William / Whatcom Co. FPD #11

Heller, Leonard / Skagit Co. FPD #2

Hentges, Daniel / Chewelah

Hermann, Phillip / Moses Lake

Hollowell, Mary / Grant Co. FPD #10


Ingraham, Raymond / City of Goldendale

Inman, Jacquelyn / Snohomish Co. FPD #16

Iverson, Arthur / Skagit Co. FPD #11

Jansen, Richard / Thurston Co. FPD #9

Jensen, Donald / King Co. FPD #25

Ketzenberg, Bert / Lewis Co. FPD #5

Knapp, John / Clark Co. FPD #1

Krein, Elmer / Connell Fire Dept.

Krouse, James / Whitman #11

Lamparter, Kon / Lincoln Co. FPD #1

LaVigne, Duane / City of Cashmere

Lively, Thomas / Skagit Co. FPD #14

Lund, Franklin / Vashon Island

Manuel, Gilbert / College Place

Marlin, William / South Pierce

McDaniel, Van / Lewis Co. FPD #8

McDonald, Robert / Pierce Co. FPD #22

Melrose, John / Kitsap Co. FPD #18

Miller, Dan / Pe Ell FD

Mugaas, Jerry / City of Colville

Nielson, Robert / Stanwood

Nilsen, Roger / Poulsbo FD

Olsen, Dean / City of Arlington

Olsen, Walter / Buckley Fire Dept.

Osmonovich, Don / Roslyn FD

Parks, Marven / Kitsap Co. FPD #7

Pleasant, Arnold / Thurston Co. FPD #8

Radach, Ken / Grant Co. FPD #13

Rico, Tyler / North Whidbey F&R

Riggsby, Matthew / Buckley Fire Dept.

Rinker, Tom / Cowlitz Co. FPD #3

Rishel, Sinclare / Island Co. FPD #5

Roberts, Boyd / Odessa FD

Ruud, Richard / Clallam Co. FPD #2

Sandidge, Charles / Chelan Co. FPD #8





Schibig, Carl / Wapato FD

Schneider, Leslie / Stevens Co FPD #1

Schroeder, Kenneth / Whatcom Co. FPD #13

Scott, Roger / Grant Co. FPD #3

Sewall, Edward / Lincoln Co. FPD #6

Shoemaker, Jon / King Co. FPD #47

Sholtys, Mike / Yakima Co. FPD #5

Skoglund, Perry / Franklin Co. FPD #1

Smith, Daryl / Pierce Co. FPD #5

Spahr, Glenn / Clark Co. Sheriff

Spane, Carl / Pierce Co. FPD #10

Sparks, Lloyd / Grant Co FPD #10

Spies, Mike / Chelan Co FPD #6

Stam, Roger / Mukilteo

Steinbach, Kurt / Jefferson Co. FPD #1

Stites, Lois / Snohomish Co. FPD #16

Tannehill, Edward / City of Elma

Tanska, Robert / Walla Walla Co. FPD #5

Timm, William / Mason Co. FPD #6

Tollefson, John / Spokane Co. FPD #4

Tosland, Ruth / Lewis Co. FPD #5

Treznoski, John / Pe Ell FD

VanCamp, Robert / Thurston Co. FPD #8

Wagnon, George / Stevens Co FPD #1

Walter, James / Klickitat Co FPD #7

Wandling, J.L. / Yakima Co. FPD #7

Weber, Larry / Walla Walla Co. FPD #6

Wiley, Clifford / Wahkiakum Co. FPD #3

Williams, Robert  /East Jefferson F&R

Willis, Raymond / Klickitat Co. FPD #7

Wytko, David / Buckley Fire Dept.

Yanish, Howard / Clallam Co. FPD #1

Yuhl, Clarence / Clallam Co. FPD #2

Zuger, Henry / Waitsburg

Bereavement Uniform Program 

Personal invite from Lighthouse Uniform Company

Remember the song, “Please don’t let me be misunderstood”.  The tag line was actually, “O’Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood”…

… and it is with that reservation I write this note and the (participating association) has so graciously agreed to forward it on to you.

For the sake of complete transparency; the Lighthouse Uniform Company has sold dress uniforms and accessories to America’s Firefighting Community for well over 60 years.  We hope to still be in business when we get through this nightmare and also hope you and your department ultimately become a Lighthouse customer.

That said, the reason for this note is to introduce and personally invite you and your department to find out more about the Bereavement Uniform Program (BUP).  It is there for any firefighter family wanting to use it.

For those unfamiliar with the BUP, very briefly, it a joint effort between the Lighthouse and the Fire Service to make available a Class A Dress Uniform for burial purposes, to any family wanting one, at no charge to the family. The program makes no distinction between paid and volunteer, active or retired.

A Bereavement Uniform Program Manual is attached. Take a look. See if it makes sense for any of the families in your department.

The Bereavement Uniform Program is a nation-wide effort, available in every state and has had almost two hundred departments and individuals donate, some departments more than once.

That’s it.  I know this is ‘preaching to the choir’ but it really is all about doing whatever you can and this is something we can do.  If you find the need to engage the Bereavement Uniform Program, either as a recipient or donor, please don’t hesitate to do so.  It is the reason the program exists.

Thanks for all you do in all of our communities. Hope to shake hands with all of you, one of these days.

Good luck. Try to stay safe. Do your best.

Steve Cohen, Pres.
Lighthouse Uniform Company
America’s Class A Solution ™

Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife.

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