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Louie died December 21, 1998 at the age of 69 in Boise after a long battle with cancer. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetary in Nampa. Louie was born April 24, 1929 at Nampa to Luis and Sala Larrinaga. He graduated from Nampa High School in 1947 and then worked that summer out of McCall as a smokejumper. Louie worked for Pacific Fruit Express in 1949. He served with the U.S. Army from 1951-52 and married Angela C. Bicandi in August 1951. They had four children. He then worked more than 30 years for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph before retiring in 1984. After his retirement, Louie drove school buses for the Boise-Winnemacca Stage Company. He met his second wife, Sandra Wilbur, at that time and they were married in April 1992. He had a special love for the Owyhee Mountains of southwestern Idaho. Louie also enjoyed raising sheep and cattle on his ranchette in Boise. He is survived by his widow Sandra.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Larrinaga, Louie (McCall 1947)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1194.