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Dan died July 2, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born July 28, 1945, in Pendleton, Oregon, and graduated from Pendleton H.S. in 1963. Dan attended Easter Oregon College and worked on the Dale Ranger District before jumping at Redmond 1969-72. He resided in Aspen, Colorado, during the winters and became a certified ski instructor at Aspen for some 40 years. In the summers he worked as a professional guide for groups rafting the whitewater of the West’s largest rivers. Dan sandwiched in real estate work between these jobs. In recent years, Dan retired from skiing and rafting work. In its place, he took up full-time RV travel in western states. He often worked as a staff person at large campgrounds. A close friend recently remarked, “I knew Dan for 60 years. He was slow to criticize and the first to laugh with you and at himself



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August 2021


Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries


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Smokejumper Obituary: Dunnigan, Dan Gerald (Redmond 1969)