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Denny,73, died December 17, 2021, after fighting ALS. He was born September 24, 1948, in Winthrop, Washington, where he graduated from high school in 1966. As many of the Winthrop graduates, he jumped at NCSB where he rookied in 1968 and jumped there until 1973. He then jumped at La Grand 1974-82. He attended Western Washington State College during the off season. Denny became the operations and training foreman at La Grande for all nine years that the base was operational. After La Grande closed, he started a 30-year career with UPS. He was always an active athlete working as a volunteer ski patroller, was a mountain biker, road cycler and enjoyed salmon fishing.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Lewis, Dennis Wayne “Denny” (North Cascades 1968)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1610.
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