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Bill died April 11, 2021. He was living in Boise, Idaho, at the time. Bill graduated from Utah State University with a degree in forest management and jumped at McCall during the 1959 season. Bill had a 32-year career with the USFS and retired in 1989 as the Forest Service Director National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, Idaho. He worked with the National Fire Protection Association 1989-97 and the National Association of State Foresters 1996-2000. Bill was a Life Member of the NSA.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Baden, William J. (McCall 1959)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 199.