Memorial Saturday to honor Washington’s first female firefighter, a self-effacing pioneer

  • Source: Seattle Times
  • Published: 04/11/2018 12:00 AM

Capt. Jeanette Woldseth thought of herself as just a firefighter. She didn’t want to be remembered as a female firefighter, even though she was the first in the state. She also didn’t want the attention or focus on her, even when cancer consumed her body. Yet, it’s clear part of Capt. Woldseth’s legacy is that she paved the way for other women to not only join the firefighting ranks, but to succeed in the male-dominated profession. Remembering Jeanette Woldseth Family, friends, firefighters and cancer survivors will share stores of Capt. Jeanette Woldseth’s impact on their lives during a memorial at 1 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue.


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