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Michael Allen Lehman ( Cave Junction 1958 )

posted: May 20, 2021

Mike, 50, died May 29, 1986, in the forest near Harney, Oregon. He was born August 11, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Mike attended grade school in Burbank and Culver City, California, before moving to Oregon where he graduated from Grants Pass H.S. in 1953. After serving in the Navy, he joined the USFS in Grants Pass.
Mike was reportedly found dead “on the job” while working for the USFS. He was the Snow Mountain Fire Management Officer and apparently stopped to check out a prescribed fire on the way back from a meeting in Prineville, Oregon. When he failed to return home, a search was started, and Mike was found near his pickup in the forest and had apparently died of natural causes. He jumped at Cave Junction 1958-59, and 1961.