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Bob died March 7, 2021, in Stevensville, Montana. He was born August 25, 1940, in Missoula and his childhood was spent exploring the mountain lakes of Western Montana. Upon graduation from Sentinel High School, he attended the University of Montana and played football for the Griz. He then went on to be a smokejumper for the 1960-61 seasons. In 1962, he and Betty Olson were married, and enjoyed 59 years together. Bob began his career early as a car salesman at HO Bell Ford, and manager for 93 Chrysler Plymouth Dodge in Missoula, before moving to Stevensville where he opened Country Carriage, and later Reed's Auto Mart. His love of sports led him to start the Stevensville Booster Club, and with the help of many others, they spent countless months building the current track and football field.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Reed, Robert E. "Bob" (Missoula 1960)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 208.