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John, 83, died December 21, 2015, from hemophilia at the Kalispell Medical Center. He was born in Sioux Falls, SD, February 20, 1932. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1955, with a master's degree in forestry. After 30 years in the Forest Service, John retired from the Forest Service and he and his wife JoAnne went back to Montana State University to obtain a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. In his second career as a counselor, John spent 20 year helping people in Vancouver Washington and the Flathead Valley. Throughout his life he played the role of husband, father, Army ROTC officer, smoke jumper, forest ranger, marriage and family counselor, emergency medical technician, and ski patrolman. John jumped at Missoula during the 1952-53 seasons.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Lowell, John Harvey (Missoula 1952)" (2016). Smokejumper Obituaries. 699.