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Monte, 82, died Dec. 19, 2010, in Boise. He attended Boise schools and earned his business degree at the University of Idaho in 1953. After graduating from high school, Monte spent 1945-47 in the Army Air Corps stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He owned Brooks Insurance in Boise. Monte jumped at McCall in 1948-51. He became an ardent wildlife conservationist, volunteering for the Idaho Fish and Game Department and the Idaho Conservation League. He also contributed heavily to Boise State University's expansion of its athletic program from a junior college to its top-tier status today, and served as president of the Bronco Athletic Association.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Brooks, Monte (McCall 1948)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 903.