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Jim, 84, died April 22, 2014, in Fort Peck, Montana. He was born August 30, 1929, in Missoula, Montana. He earned a degree in Physical Education from the University of Montana in 1952 and a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado in 1953. Jim served in the Army 1953-55 and then spent 37 years in the reserves as a physical therapist before retiring as a Colonel. He had a private practice for 35 years and directed the Physical Therapy education program at the University of Colorado for seven years. Jim jumped at Missoula 1949 and 1952.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Clinkingbeard, James Ray (Missoula 1949)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1607.
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