Download Full Text (46 KB)
Roy passed away of natural causes on May 23, 2001, in Missoula at the age of 85. He was born in Montana, at his family homesteaded at Big Dry Smokey Butte near Jordan, Montana. He graduated with a degree in range management from the University of Montana Forestry School in 1940 and was a smokejumper during the 1941 season before entering the Army Air Corps. He was 26 years old in his rookie season. During World War II he served as a recruit trainer and navigator. After the war he was employed by the Forest Service for 10 years, then worked for a railroad as a civil engineer.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Mart, Roy Mathias (Missoula 1941)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1401.