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Art died October 3, 2008, In Grangeville, Idaho, at the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 93. He was born October 28, 1914, in Johnson, Kansas. In his teens he moved to Kooskia, Idaho. He was a "pioneer" smokejumper jumping at Missoula from 1942-51. During the period from 1951-67 Art worked for the CIA until his retirement in 1967 when he and his wife moved to a small ranch near Hamilton, MT. In 1978 they moved to Stites, Idaho. He is buried at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery at Kooskia, ID.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Cochran, Arthur M. (Missoula 1942)" (2008). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1011.