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Dick, 74, died March 22, 2000 of cancer. He grew up and went to school in Alexander, N.D. and served in Naval Aviation from March 1943 through Oct. 1945. He jumped from 1946 through 1948 while attending Montana State University from which he was graduated with a forestry degree in 1949. He worked for the Bureau of Land Management as an environmental specialist and retired from that agency in Portland, Ore. in 1980. He lived with his wife Betty Jo in Newberg, Ore. He was a skier, hunter, fisherman and horseman,a member of the Yamill County Sheriff's Posse and president of Oregon Equestrian Trails for six years. Dick was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Newberg, a Mason, past master of the Newberg Lodge and the Newberg Lions Club. He was an active Shriner and a frequent volunteer at the Shriners' Children's Hospital in Portland. He is survived by his wife Betty Jo.



Publication Date

January 2002


Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries


Forest Management

Smokejumper Obituary: Bauman, Richard Harding (Missoula 1946)