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Larry died December 1, 2020, in Sterling, Alaska, after a 14-year struggle with Parkinson’s and dementia. He was born January 4, 1947, in Ironton, Ohio, where he graduated from Rock Hill H.S. in 1964. Larry attended Ohio University for two years before jumping at Missoula in 1967 and Anchorage in 1971. Following a stint in the Army, he returned to Missoula and completed his degree and took a position with the BLM. Larry worked in Anchorage, Ukiah, Oregon, Craig, Colorado before finishing in Glennallen, Alaska. He worked for the Division of State Forestry 1979-92, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge 1993-99. After a break, he returned to fire working for the BIA 2004-12. Larry flew and owned his own plane and took up sailing where he and his wife, Toni, enjoyed numerous sailing vacations.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Adams, Larry R. (Missoula 1967)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1487.