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Richard, 50, died at his home in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, on September 10, 2014. He was born in Spokane, Washington, on Feb. 9, 1964. Richard attended Coeur d' Alene grammar and high schools, graduating as a CHS Viking in 1983. He was a member of the undefeated 1982 CHS Viking Football state championship team He was proud to have had the opportunity to play football at University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont. He was a valued crew member to two elite, nationally recognized wildland fire programs (El Cariso Hotshots, Cleveland National Forest and McCall Smokejumpers, Payette National Forest).
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hawkins, Richard Gordon (McCall 1988)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 252.