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Ken, 30, died in crash of Twin Beech on a cargo run 50 miles west of McCall on July 9, 1965. Ken was a veteran jumper of 12 seasons and had over 100 jumps. He was a football and wrestling coach and industrial arts teacher at Fairmont Jr. High School in Boise. Ken was a football star and state wrestling champion at East High School in Iowa. He was married to Mary Kay Stuart, and they were the parents of a four-year old son, Michael. Ken was born December 21, 1934, In Elmer, Missouri, graduated from East H. S. in 1953 and won the Iowa State wrestling championships in 1953-54. He graduated from Allensburg University in Allensburg, Washington, and had taught in the Boise schools since 1963. Ken jumped at McCall 1954-65.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Salyer, Ken Neal (McCall 1954)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1327.