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Jerry, 65, died April 12, 1988, in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born June 7, 1922, in Ashton, Idaho, and served in the Army 82nd Airborne (1941-45) during WWII. Jerry moved to Alaska in 1952 and worked at the Jonesville Coal Mine. He then worked for the city of Anchorage public works department until he retired in 1972. Jerry moved to his Kenai River cabin where he lived until December 1987 when he moved back to Anchorage. Jerry jumped at McCall 1946-47.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Sparkman Jr., Jerry Turner (McCall 1946)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 54.