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Edward Nurse ( Missoula 1948 )

posted: Mar 10, 2003

Ed died March 3, 2003 in Helena, Mont.

From 1943-1945, Ed was a packer for the U.S. Forest Service in Missoula and in 1948 and 1949 he was a Missoula smokejumper. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as electricians mate for 22 months. Ed worked as an instrument man for the county surveyor in Missoula in 1950-1951 and as student lab assistant at Montana State University-Bozeman in 1952-1953.

He married Marian Louise Sampson in 1951. Ed graduated from Montana State University with a civil engineering degree and after MSU attended the University of California and received a "fast track" masters in engineering.

He opened Foundation and Material Consultant Engineering located in Helena, an active business for 40 years.