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Richard, 48, died of a heart attack December 11, 1978, in the Kalispell, Montana. He was born February 2, 1930, in Williston, North Dakota. He attended school in Butte and graduated from Carroll College (Helena) and the University of Montana Law School. Richard jumped at Missoula 1949-53 and 1956 while attending school. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and practiced law for 18 years in White Sulphur Springs and was Meagher County attorney.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Conklin, Richard James (Missoula 1949)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1374.