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Tom Marshall ( Missoula 1949 )

posted: Dec 5, 2009

Tom, of Madison Heights, Va., died Aug. 2, 2009, in Lynchburg, Va., due to complications from Alzheimerís disease and other health problems. He was 82. Tom earned a bachelorís degree in botany from Louisiana State University and served in the U.S. Navy. Tom became a smokejumper as a college student in 1949, working just his rookie season.
After graduating from LSU, Tom became a forester, working for major paper-producing companies in Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina retiring in 1991.