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Wayne died July 14, 1976, in a plane crash 55 miles south-east of Libby, Montana. He was born June 10, 1949, in Lovell, Wyoming and was a forester for Champion Timberlands. Wayne graduated from the University of Montana School of Forestry in 1971. He jumped at Missoula 1970-72.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Mathews, Wayne Lee (Missoula 1970)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1357.