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Dale, 92, of McMinnville, Ore., formerly of McCall, passed away Monday Sept 1,2003, at home. He was born in Denver on Sept 4, 1910, and moved to Boise at a young age. After high school, Dale worked as a physical director for the YMCA and as a coach at Boise Junior College. Dale often was affiliated with youth organizations, such as the Boy Scouts. While training to be a smokejumper in Missoula, Dale met the love of his life. He and Gladys Gager Streeter were married in Lewiston or Feb 5,1947. Dale was a McCall Smokejumper for five years from 1945-1949. He was a squadleader each year. Later he worked as a dispatcher until retirement from the Payette National Forest. In 1978 Dale and Gladys relocated to McMinnville. He enjoyed playing bridge, hunting, fishing, and traveling.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Fickle, Dale E. (McCall 1945)" (2003). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1143.