Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Elson Floyd, 59, died on June 20 after suffering from complications due to colon cancer.
The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, June 26, 2015. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Saturday, June 27 or first thing Monday morning, June 29, 2015. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Henderson, North Carolina. This is the family service, but open to the public. There will also be a campus celebration of life on August 26, 2015.