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Douglas B. Maryott ( Missoula 1971 )

posted: Nov 2, 2003

Doug died in his home of a brain tumor on Oct. 31, 2003. Born in Coeur d 'Alene, he was raised in Colville, Wash., where his father was a U.S. Forest Service ranger.
A 1976 University of Montana forestry graduate, Doug was a Missoula smokejumper from 1971 to 1975 and in 1985. He was a member of the National Smokejumper Association.

At the time of his death, he was the fire management officer for the Fernan District, Idaho Panhandle National Forests. He also owned a two-year-old company, Dig Doug Tree Transfir Service. Previous assignments included work in the timber management, minerals and fire management programs on the Spotted Bear and Hungry Horse Districts of the Flathead National Forest in Montana.

Doug served in the Army from 1967 to 1969, including a year in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division.