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Glenn, 71, died August 24, 2010, in Payson, Ariz., after a long battle with chronic leukemia. He was born, along with his twin sister, Gwenn, in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Jan. 27, 1939 and graduated from Payette High School in Payette, Idaho, in 1957. Glenn spent seven seasons as a smokejumper, based in McCall and Silver City. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne as a parachute instructor from 1963 through 1965. He held a Master Parachute Rigger certification, and for many years was a licensed pilot. Glenn married Terry Lynelle Dinwiddie and for the first two years of their marriage, they lived on an air base in Savannakhet, Laos, where he worked for Continental Air Services, contracted with the Central Intelligence Agency. Upon their return to the U.S., he earned his bachelor's degree in business and real estate from the University of Arizona. Through Hale Construction, he designed and built nearly 500 custom homes throughout Tucson. He coached many youth basketball and baseball teams and used his construction skills and contacts to improve sports facilities in Payson and Tucson. Glenn was a Life Member of the NSA.



Publication Date

September 2010


Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries


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Smokejumper Obituary: Hale, Glenn F. (McCall 1957)