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Don, 53, died February 27, 1990, from complications following surgery. He was born March 6, 1936, in Lincoln, Illinois. He moved to Missoula in 1956 and attended the University of Montana Forestry School. After college he worked for the USFS for 32 years. His occupation at time of death is listed as "photo lab engineer" for USFS. He jumped at Missoula 1956 and 1959
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Comstock, Don Dean (Missoula 1956)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1344.