Established - 2004
To assist a Bothell High School senior
in pursuing vocational studies.
Graduating senior at Bothell High School who is a
resident of the Northshore School District
By scholarship committee at Bothell High School with
input from members of the Beckstrom family.
Northshore Rotary Club, the family and vocational and occupational faculty
Rudy and Inez Beckstrom
Rudy and Inez Beckstrom were long-time Bothell
residents and operators of Rudy's Towing for many years.
Rudy was born and raised in Bothell, one of 16 children of a pioneer
family. Rudy's parents, Augusta and Andrew Olaf Beckstrom moved to the
Seattle area from Topeka, Kansas in 1883 and established their home in
Bothell the same year. They arrived by rowboat with all their belongings,
two children and Mrs. Beckstrom's father and landed at what was then
called Brackett's Landing.
The original "slab" house in which the Beckstrom's
made their home until 1895 was restored and is located next to the Bothell
Historical Museum at the Park at Bothell Landing.
In 1983, or 100 years after the Beckstrom family located in
Bothell, more than 100 descendants gather at Blyth Park on the Fourth of
July for a family celebration.
Rudy and his brothers operated the Melrose Dairy in Ballard
during the 1930s until he established the Beckstrom Mill on Beckstrom Road
in Bothell (now 100th Ave. NE) north of the downtown. A lifelong resident
of Bothell, Rudy was a longtime volunteer fireman and served as a
dispatcher for the fire and police departments from his towing truck
office on Bothell Way.