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Dick died July 28, 2004, after a courageous three-year battle with lymphoma. A native of Valparaiso, Indiana, he graduated from the University of Montana in 1960 with a B.A. in forest engineering. His professional career included work as a forest engineer for the Northern Pacific Railway in Missoula, and positions in Washington state as a forest and civil engineer for the Scott Paper Co.; Island and Spokane counties; the City of Chelan; Rader, Leonard and Associates; Seiler Engineering; and Washington State University. He also owned his own business, Dillingham Engineering and Surveying Company. Following his retirement in 1996, he bicycled from coast to coast. He also enjoyed kayaking and traveling with his wife.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Dillingham, Richard Allen (Missoula 1959)" (2004). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1120.