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Ed died July 15, 2009, at his residence in Missoula. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1963 and earned his Doctorate of Dental Science degree from the University of Washington in 1968. After serving two years in the Navy, he returned to Missoula where he set up his dental practice. Ed competed for Sentinel High School in football, track and wrestling, where he qualified for the state championships. He jumped at Missoula 1959-62, 65 and at West Yellowstone 1963-64 during his undergraduate years.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Noel, L. Edward (Missoula 1959)" (2009). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1502.