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. The family migrated to the Pacific Northwest, to Excursion Inlet, Alaska, and to Juneau in 1940 where Don graduated from high school in 1951.
Don served two years in the army (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.
He moved from Southern California to Seattle in 1969 and 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. He was Governor of the Washington State Mayflower Society; Trustee of the Admiral Campbell Dallas Emory Memorial Scholarship Fund (ROTC); Washington Society Sons of the Revolution; President of 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, and General Society of the War of 1812.
Don will be sorely missed by his many friends, his brother Richard (Janice), his niece, nephews and extended family.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.