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Steve died May 31, 2022, in Colbert, Washington. He was born August 2, 1943 and grew up in small towns in Washington State graduating from Endicott H.S. in 1961 where he played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. After graduation Steve rookied at NSCB where he jumped 1963-65. “This was an organization he was proud to have been a part of, and a piece of his life he often talked about, sharing stories of his adventures with his grandchildren.” In 1977 he married the love of his life Sharon Larson in Seattle, WA, blending two beautiful families together. In 1984 he moved his family to Billings, MT, and lived and thrived there for 32 years where Steve had a successful career in the employee benefits industry, eventually authoring many of the testing requirements still in use today for new professionals. He and Sharon moved to the Spokane area when Steve retired to be near family in the summer of 2015 and re-established themselves on a picture perfect 10 acres. When he wasn’t on the golf course you would find him getting back to his forest service roots with a chainsaw, chopping and clearing trees on their property. Steve also loved to coach soccer and coached different ages of youth soccer most of his adult life, including a State Championship in Montana, as well as coaching his youngest grandchild’s team.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Culbertson, F. Steven “Steve” (North Cascades 1963)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1598.
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