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Bud, 86, died of cancer March 26, 2020, at his home in Boise. He was a graduate of Penn State University and earned his masters from the University of British Columbia. Bud jumped at McCall 1952-54 and also served as an Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army's 9th Infantry Division. Throughout an exemplary career in forest products, Bud worked for several major forest products manufacturing companies and later co-founded Filler King Company, a highly successful manufacturer of structural engineered wood products. He authored two books and was a pilot. As a volunteer National Ski Patrolman for many years at Bogus Basin, he was first on the hill and one of the last off. Bud was a Life Member of the NSA
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Filler, Merl C. (McCall 1952)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 523.