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Ralph died March 3, 2006, at his home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. He served in the Air Force from 1948 to 1952 before getting his degree in industrial engineering from Montana State University in Boseman. Ralph started his engineering career with Boeing and then with Honeywell retiring in 1991. He then served with the Peace Corps in Chile. Ralph was an avid whitewater canoeist and also continued to participate with a local hiking club until the final months of his life. Ralph jumped at Missoula 1953-55 and 1957.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Cook, Ralph R. (Missoula 1953)" (2006). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1097.