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Ed, 72, died peacefully at his home on Monday, November 15, 1999, surrounded by family and friends. He was born April 18, 1927, in Caldwell, Idaho, a son of Edward and Ida Delyria Case. An Idaho native, Ed graduated from Caldwell High School. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict as a Ship's Engineering Officer, Lt. Jr. Grade. He spent several seasons as a smokejumper out of McCall, Idaho. Ed received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State College. He married Dorothy Godsey in 1949 and they were together 50 years. Ed moved to Utah in 1958 to work for Morton Thiokol before starting his own Ogden-based engineering firm. He led Case, Lowe and Hart for 27 years and took great pride in the buildings and facilities he helped design. He took care of the people who worked for and with him. Ed was respected for his talent, can-do attitude, and dedication to quality. He was president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Utah 1977-78, a member of NSPE, ASHRAE, and a life member of ASME. An avid outdoorsman, Ed had a great passion for the natural world. This past summer, he spent time fishing the West and on an anniversary celebration at Lake Powell with his family. He loved a great game of tennis and a decent round of golf. Ed was simply a good guy, good company, a class act. Ed is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Case.



Publication Date

January 2002


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


Forest Management

Smokejumper Obituary: Case, Edward T. (McCall 1946)