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Matt Taylor ( Grangeville 2002 )

posted: Jun 10, 2005

Matt died Feb. 21, 2005, in Bend, Oregon, of brain cancer.

He served in the National Guard from 1991-1998 where he enjoyed competing in the biathalon. He worked for the forest service from 1995-2003 and was a Hotshot at Union, Negrito, and at Prineville.

Although he had surgery for a brain tumor in 2001, he resumed work on the Prineville crew that year and in 2002, he rookied at Missoula. He enjoyed running, biking, skiing, hunting and kayaking.

He is survived by his wife and daughter as well as three brothers, two sisters and his mother.