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Benjamin W. Case ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Mar 2, 2005

Benjamin "Will" W. Case (Missoula 44)
Ben passed away Feb. 16, 2005, at Horizon Hospice House (Billings, Mont.) at the age of 86. In 1937, he left Shelter Island, N.Y., and moved to Brooklyn to pursue an education at Browne's Business College. Throughout his life he worked as an accountant, first in the dairy business and later for a trucking firm, retiring in 1983. In 1944, he volunteered to be a smokejumper and was based in Missoula and jumped two seasons. He fell in love with this area and moved his family to Montana in 1949. Ben was a private pilot and enjoyed soaring in his later years.