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Hiram B. "Doc" Smith ( Missoula 1959 )

posted: Feb 28, 2017

Doc died February 25, 2017, in Chandler, AZ. After graduating from high school he went into the Navy where he served towards the end of the Korean War. When he completed his military service, he enrolled at Colorado A & M where he received in degree in Forestry in 1961. Doc was very involved in fire and was fire boss qualified while he was District Ranger at Lander on the Shoshone N.F. in Wyoming.

Doc was a District Ranger on the Wasatch N.F. in Utah and the Tioyable N.F. in the Sierras. He then moved to the Kaibab N.F. in Arizona where he was fire staff office retiring in 1994. Doc enrolled at Northern Arizona University where he received his Masters Degree in Forestry. He became part of the Ecological Restoration Institute where he worked until he finally retired.

Doc was a member of the NSA and served on the Board of Directors for three years.