news and events » obituaries

Obituaries Header


return to Obituaries

Donald O. Whitmarsh ( Missoula 1942 )

posted: Dec 17, 2009

Don died December 2, 2009, in Edmonds, Washington. He rookied in 1942 and was drafted into the Army during WWII in October of that year. Don was stationed in the Aleutians until his discharge at the end of the war at which time he returned to smokejumping for the 1946-48 season. He was injured while working as a faller in Montana and moved to Washington where he worked on his parentís farm and various family businesses.