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“Woody,” 65, died August 18, 2021, as a result of an auto accident. He was born in Corona, California, December 3, 1955, and grew up in Southern California before moving north to Susanville, California. After high school Woody worked as a Hotshot before his rookie year at Redding in 1983. He jumped the 1983-84 and 1992-97 seasons. In 2003 he moved to Mt. Shasta, California, where he established a construction company and built homes.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Woodhead, Gordon Mitchell (Redding 1983)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1480.