Donald H. Wingerson

Donald Wingerson

Donald H. Wingerson, son of Cortis L. and E. Marie Clements Wingerson, passed away August 10, 2017 in Seattle, WA.  He was born May 17, 1932 in Sac City, Iowa in the depths of the Great Depression.  Seeking better job opportunities, the family migrated to the Pacific Northwest, then to a wilderness outpost in Alaska (Excursion Inlet), and finally to Juneau in 1940 where Don graduated from high school in 1951.

Don’s college life was interrupted by two years of army service (1953-1955) after which he continued his studies in Southern California, majoring in international studies and business.  His career in management included airlines, railroads, wholesale and retail travel, vocational education, and property management.

Don relocated his business from Southern California to Seattle in 1969 and he became a member of the Washington Athletic Club in 1970.  One highlight of his time in Seattle was his participation in the management of Turner Broadcast logistic activities at the 1990 Goodwill Games.

Don was active in many hereditary societies, and among his numerous positions served five terms as Governor of the Washington State Mayflower Society; Trustee of the Admiral Campbell Dallas Emory Memorial Scholarship Fund (ROTC) for the Washington Society of the Sons of the Revolution; five terms as President of the Huguenot Society of Washington State, and President of the Seattle Chapter of the Washington State Society Sons of the American Revolution.  He was, also, a member of the Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors, Dutch Colonial Society, General Society of Colonial Wars; Texas Society, Order of Indian Wars of the United States; National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons; Washington Society, General Society of the War of 1812.

Don will be sorely missed by his many friends, his brother Richard with wife Janice, his niece and nephews, and his extended family.

One Response to “Donald H. Wingerson”

  • jeffrey hixson says:

    I’m glad I checked to see if Donald was still with us.I now see he has passed away.I first met Donald at the Seattle public library in 1994. Since then we spoke on the phone for over twenty years.I will miss Donald; he was an important part of my life.

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