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Gene died February 18, 2018. He was born in Seattle, Washington, and lived in the Southern Puget Sound area his entire life, graduating from Highline High School in 1946 and attending Washington State University earning a degree in Natural Resources. After graduating from WSU, he worked for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources until his retirement in 1982 as head of their Technical Services Division. After retirement, Gene was active as a caregiver to his wife until her passing and he served on the Washington State Noxious Weed Control and the Olympia Symphony Boards. He worked on his 30-acre farm raising Scotch Highland Cattle and horses. Gene jumped at Missoula in 1947 and was a Life Member of the NSA.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Little, Gene R. (Missoula 1947)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 499.