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Jack,80, died June 3, 2010, in Bend, Oregon. He was born November 19, 1929, in Boise, Idaho. He spent his early years in Eagle and McCall, Idaho, and later moved to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, where he graduated from High School. Jack attended Idaho State College where he received a BA degree in business and an MA degree in education. During summer vacations from college, he worked as a smoke jumper for the Forest Service in McCall. Jack served in the Navy for three years, stationed in San Diego and Seattle. Jack taught school for seven years in Pocatello, Idaho and Murray, Utah. The family then moved to Bend where he taught 5th grade at Juniper Elementary for 26 years. Jack jumped at McCall 1948, 50, and 1951.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Carey, John Franklin (McCall 1948)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 240.