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Jim, of Elk Grove, California, died February 19, 2009. He attended college in Santa Barbara and Ashland, Oregon, where he was active in polo and was offered a baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Jim started a successful collection business known as Northwest Creditors and retired at age 49. He jumped at Cave Junction in 1956.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Eggers, James E. (Cave Junction 1956)" (2009). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1491.