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Ed died January 9, 2016. He was born in Reserve, New Mexico, April 18, 1940. He jumped at Grangeville 1961-62 and at Missoula 63, 64, 75 and 1976. Ed graduated from Western New Mexico University with a degree in Business and Economics. He worked for the US government for eleven years in Laos and Peru. After he left the Agency, he moved to Vancouver, WA, and worked for the Forest Service, then transferred to the Virginia as a Contracting Officer and retired in 2000.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bustamante, Edward (Grangeville 1961)" (2016). Smokejumper Obituaries. 692.