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Leland "Lee" Miller ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Sep 28, 2014

Lee of Spokane Valley, Washington, died September 17, 2014. He was raised in a Mennonite farm family in South Dakota before serving with the CPS-103 smokejumpers in 1944 and 1945.

After the war he returned to South Dakota but eventually moved to Sioux Falls, Iowa, and worked for the Caterpillar dealership with heavy equipment. In 1965 he moved to the Spokane area still working with the Caterpillar dealership.

Lee had a musical ear, singing with various choirs and groups in his youth and becoming a jazz buff in his later years.