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Tom, 40, died November 11, 1985, in Bigfork, Montana, of Thyroid Cancer. He was born April 9, 1945, in Oakland, California. Tom married Betty Ann Violett May 18, 1984, in Missoula. He jumped at Missoula 1975-80, 82-83, and at West Yellowstone 1981.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: DeJong, Thomas John (Missoula 1975)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 158.