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Bill, 83, died November 14, 2021, in Austin, Texas. He was born July 31, 1938, in Tucson, Arizona. “Bill was an attorney, an Officer in the U.S. Navy, an F.B.I. agent, a farm and ranch hand, a smokejumper and forestry aid, a professor of criminal justice, a student of history, a writer and storyteller, and a European traveler. He was also an avid hunter—not only of wild game in his youth, but of corruption, crooks and Klansman, of books, beauty, and bargains. “Bill had a special connection to the Texas landscape, its ruggedness and its rockiness, and he would often take his sons on treks to scout and re-home rocks so heavy they seemed impossible to move—their size almost comical in the bed of his pickup—as he worked to sculpt his enchanted land in Sunset Valley. Over a period of 50 years, Bill built and maintained perhaps some of the most intricate and personal dry stacked stone walls in Texas, each individual stone self-harvested from the native soil of his land and placed by hand with technical precision and a sacred sensitivity. Bill jumped at Missoula during the 1959 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hornumg, William Everett “Bill” (Missoula 1959)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1467.