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Thad Duel ( McCall 1956 )

posted: Jan 10, 2006

Thad died of cancer December 28, 2005, at St. Lukeís Medical Center, in Boise. He was raised in Oklahoma and got his bachelorís degrees in history and education while attending Oklahoma State on a football scholarship. Thad taught and coached football in Oklahoma, Kansas and Idaho. He was a school principal in Fairfield, Idaho and Beaver, Oklahoma and worked summers as a smokejumper at McCall where he put in 31 seasons. Thad logged over 120 days a season skiing and could be found playing tennis or hiking during the other months.