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Ryan died January 7, 2022. He was born January 6, 1977. Ryan graduated from Omak (WA) H.S. and attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado. He worked for the Pleasant Valley Hotshots before his rookie year at Grangeville where he jumped 2004-10. Matt Smith (GAC-01), “Ryan Desautel was a unique individual loved by many, misunderstood by some, unlike any other. Rest in Peace brother.”
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Desautel, Ryan Ray (Grangeville 2004)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1461.