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Jim died February 10, 2017. He graduated from Boise Jr. College in 1960 and from the University of Idaho in 1962 with a degree in Forestry. Prior to that he was in the USAF 1953-57. Jim spent his entire career with the USFS: District Ranger, Regional Planner, Deputy Forest Supervisor and he retired in 1989 as the Supervisor of the Kootenai N.F. Jim jumped at McCall 1958-61.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Rathbun, James F. (McCall 1958)" (2017). Smokejumper Obituaries. 652.