Jim died November 13, 2019. He was born April 10, 1950, in Hamilton, Montana. After graduating from high school, he worked on a Hotshot crew and rookied at Missoula in 1971 where he jumped until 1975. After smokejumping, he worked for the Forest Service in other positions until he retired in 1999. Jim got his pilot's license and bought his own airplane so he could land at his ranch in Florence.
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