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Ira,59, died October 12, 2003. He was born in Spokane (WA) and grew up in Lake Creek, Idaho. He went to Freeman High School where he was student body president and quarterbacked the football team to three district championships. Ira jumped while attending Gonzaga University and the University of Idaho College of Law. After having his education interrupted by service in Vietnam, he returned to Moscow and received his law degree. After a couple years Ira opened his own law firm and won election as Washington County prosecutor. He was the longest-re-elected prosecutor in Idaho. Ira jumped at Missoula during the 1968 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Burton, Ira T. (Missoula 1968)" (2003). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1140.