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Ted Dethlefs ( Missoula 1947 )

posted: May 18, 2011

Ted, 85, died May 7, 2011, in Salem, Oregon. He served in the Navy Air Corps after joining at age 17. Ted was commissioned a Lieutenant Junior Grade just as the war ended; he served briefly in Hawaii shuttling troops and equipment back to the states. Ted jumped from Missoula in 1947 in between years at Washington State, where he earned a degree in Business, followed by a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Following retirement from Oregon State Parks, he and his wife completed their goal of visiting all 50 states in their camper van.