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Dale E. Fickle ( McCall 1945 )

posted: Sep 10, 2003

Dale, 92, of McMinnville, Ore., formerly of McCall, passed away Monday Sept 1,2003, at home. He was born in Denver on Sept 4, 1910, and moved to Boise at a young age. After high school, Dale worked as a physical director for the YMCA and as a coach at Boise Junior College.

Dale often was affiliated with youth organizations, such as the Boy Scouts. While training to be a smokejumper in Missoula, Dale met the love of his life. He and Gladys Gager Streeter were married in Lewiston or Feb 5,1947.

Dale was a McCall Smokejumper for five years from 1945-1949. He was a squadleader each year. Later he worked as a dispatcher until retirement from the Payette National Forest. In 1978 Dale and Gladys relocated to McMinnville. He enjoyed playing bridge, hunting, fishing, and traveling.