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Hal, 89, died January 28, 2020, in Cheney, Washington. He was a graduate of Eastern Washington College of education and served in the U.S. Coastguard. Hal taught 5th grade in Spokane for 25 years. Two highlights in his life were watching his daughter, Launi Kay, win the gold medal in sharpshooting at the 1992 Olympics and seeing his daughter, Heidi, at the Seattle Seahawks games as a professional cheerleader. Hal jumped at Cave Junction for the 1952 season.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Meili, Harold W. (Cave Junction 1952)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 530.