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Ben McBride ( Idaho City 1963 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Ben McBride pass away peacefully on January 11th . He died of complications due to Alzheimer's Disease. He had been a resident of the Peaks Care Center in Longmont, CO for 3 years. Ben's daughter, Katie, is now 13 years old and is in the eighth grade at Louisville Middle School and his wife Colleen said that they have many good memories to sustain them.He was born on July 10, 1938 in Selma, Ala. He was the son of Benjamin McBride and Grace McCulley. He married Colleen McEwan on July 1, 1985 in Tustin, CA. He was a smokejumper in Idaho City in 1963-65, Boise 1971, and McCall in 1985. He was also the chief adult probation officer for Cochise County, Ariz. He enjoyed running, hiking, camping, dogs, and jazz music.He is survived by his wife Colleen.