Ron died September 26, 2014 in Libby, Montana, at the age of 73. He went to work with the Forest Service while attending Eastern Washington College in Cheney, Washington. Ron jumped at Missoula and Grangeville for eleven seasons and had 98 fire jumps.
He worked for the USFS for his entire career and became the Incident Commander on one of the 18 Type 1 teams in the nation in 1984.
Ron was FMO for the Fisher River District, Kootenai N.F., from 1972 until his retirement in 1994.
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