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Ron, 87, died November 3, 2021. He was born March 7, 1934, and grew up in Tacoma, Washington, where he graduated from Lincoln H.S. in 1952. Ron continued his education at the University of Washington graduating in 1957. He served two years in the Army. Ron began his career as a geologist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1956 retiring in 1985. He was athletic and played golf, handball, volleyball, and tennis. He was proud of summiting Mt. Rainer twice while in college. Ron jumped at Missoula during the 1953-54 seasons.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Van Noy, Ronald M. “Ron” (Missoula 1953)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1466.
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