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Bob, 84, died June 10, 2011, in Missoula, Montana. After an honorable discharge from the military, he graduated from the University of Washington in 1948. Bob ran a successful electrical contracting business first in Richland, Washington, and then in Whitefish, Montana, where he started Big Mountain Electric. He earned a pilot's license before he learned to drive a car, and logged thousands of hours during his lifetime. Bob jumped from McCall in 1951 and 1952. Following retirement, he and his wife split their time between Whitefish and Punta Chivato, Baja California, Mexico.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hilbun, Robert (McCall 1951)" (2011). Smokejumper Obituaries. 881.