Trena Belsito Worthington with the Rosellinis – 6/17/18

Olympia attorney Trena Belsito Worthington, at left, confers with Governor Albert and First Lady Ethel Rosellini as they barbecue a fish on Capitol Campus. In addition to being a successful lawyer, in an age where female attorneys were rare, Mrs. Worthington was responsible for the design and construction of five nearly identical homes in southeast Olympia and along Capitol Lake.  Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. More information about Mrs. Worthington is available at olympiahistory.org in our Residents feature, under her maiden name Trena Selvidge. 

Daily Olympian photo, late 1950s, State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society

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