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Jerry, 84, died on July 30, 2019, in Eden, Utah. He was born March 25, 1935, raised in Ogden, and graduated from Ogden High School in 1953. Following high school, he spent the summer as a smokejumper in the McCall Idaho area increasing his love for the outdoors. Jerry got his engineering degree at the University of Utah. He worked as a professional engineer for 52 years with many accolades for projects he designed. He received his pilot's license in August of 1965 and enjoyed flying the company Cessna around the country for business as well as taking his family on fun vacations across the country.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Taggart, Gerald Boyd "Jerry" (McCall 1953)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 233.