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Chris died June 8, 2022, in Silver City, N.M. He was born October 18, 1929, in Downey, Idaho, where he was raised and graduated from high school. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army and was stationed in Austria. Chris earned a degree in Finance from Idaho State University after leaving the Army. He jumped at Idaho City 1955-60. Chris began his career with the USFS but transferred to the Indian Health Service in 1963 where he worked until retirement in 1985.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Christensen, LaMonte B. “Chris” (Idaho City 1955)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1592.
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