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Bob, 67, died July 14, 2019. He was born August 8, 1951, in Brewster, Washington. Bob graduated from Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, then attended college in Washington and Iowa. He entered the Army in 1972 and was discharged in 1975. After his discharge, Bob worked as a smokejumper for the U.S. Forest Service based out of La Grande, Oregon, 1976-78. Bob later returned to college and graduated from Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia in 1982. He worked in several clinics in Western Washington before opening his clinic in Tonasket.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Welborn, Robert W. (La Grande 1976)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 265.