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To Honor and Remember

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This prayer is dedicated to all those who serve Foothills Fire & Rescue. We honor the passing of the following members:

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Marvin D. Miller
Marvin Miller passed away on Apil 25, 2017. "Uncle Marv" as he was often called, served in many different roles, including fire chief and board president. He was instrumental in forming the consolidated Foothills Fire Protection District. He was involved in our department, in various ways, from 1975-2004.

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Charles Durland
Charles Durland passed away on April 7, 2017. Charles was an early member of the Idledale Fire Department. He began his service in 1960 and was active until 1975. He served in many roles throughout the years, including as volunteer fire chief. He moved from the area in 1975, but his commitment and support of volunteer fire and rescue services continued throughout his lifetime.

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Rod Nelson
Rod Nelson passed away on January 30, 2017. Rod was a member of the Idledale Fire Department for more than 20 years. His family was instrumental in the efforts to bring better fire service to Bear Creek Canyon. They constructed the original Idledale Station #2 and leased it to the fire district, and later donated the land for the current Grapevine Station. Rod was a neighbor of the Grapevine Station and always made sure that our drive was clear of snow.

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Craig Moilanen
Craig Moilanen passed away on October 8, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Craig initially served as a volunteer then as a paid member of the department, before leaving to join North Metro Fire Rescue District. Mr. Moilanen is survived by his wife, Amy and 2 young children. Our deepest sympathies to Craig's family and to all those lives that were made better by knowing him.

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Darwin Henry Dykes
Darwin Dykes passed away on September 2, 2015. Darwin served as a volunteer in multiple capacities, in the early days of the Lookout Mountain Fire District, from 1981 through 1994. Mr. Dykes is survived by his wife Melinda. His son Mark Dykes still runs the family business up on Lookout Mountain. We extend our condolences to his friends and entire family.

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Arthur "Art" Bross
Arthur “Art” Bross passed away on May 26, 2015. Art served with the Lookout Mountain Fire Department from 1986 until 1996. He was very involved in radio communications. He was instrumental in the maintenance of our VHF Low Band radio system and various other projects. He is survived by his wife Kathy and son Curt. Both Kathy and Curt served with the Lookout Mountain Fire Department. We extend our sincere sympathies during this time of loss.

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John (Jack) A. McKenry
John (Jack) A. McKenry passed away on May 13, 2015. Jack began his service with the Idledale Fire Department in the mid 1970’s when he and his family moved to the Idledale area. He served in many roles, including that of Fire Chief. He was fundamental in the merger of the Idledale, Lookout Mountain and Mount Vernon Fire Departments in 1997. He served as the Board President for the newly formed Foothills Fire Protection District. He retired from the Board of Directors in May of 2006.

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Jean Krest
Jean Krest passed away on September 12, 2011. Mrs. Krest was the wife of Mr. Ted Krest. Mr. Krest was instrumental in the founding of Lookout Mountain Fire, and a supporter of our efforts until his passing.

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John Thurston
John Thurston was killed in an automobile accident in southwestern Colorado on September 9, 2010. John served on both the Lookout Mountain Fire Department and The Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District Board of Directors from the mid 1960's until the mid 1970's. He and his wife have both been active figures in the community throughout the years. He is survived by his wife, Jerri, of Lookout Mountain and his children. We extend our deepest condolences to his entire family.

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Joseph Zoril
Joseph Zoril passed peacefully at home on April 1, 2010 at the age of 93. Joe served on the Lookout Mountain Fire Department, Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District Board of Directors and the Idledale Rescue Team Board of Directors (now Highland Rescue) from the 1960's until the late 1970's. He served in many capacities, including that of Chief. He is survived by his daughter in law, and two grandchildren.

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Frank Memmer
Frank Memmer passed at his home in Arizona. He served on the Lookout Mountain Fire Department from the 1970's until his retirement in the late 1980's. He relocated to Arizona where he remained until his death. He served in a variety of capacities, including that of Chief. He is survived by his wife, Marie, who also served on the Lookout Mountain Fire Department.


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Charles Zoril
Charles Zoril passed peacefully at home on May 4, 2001 at the age of 56. Chuck served on the Lookout Mountain Fire Department from the 1960's until his retirement in 1992. He served in various capacities, including that of Chief. He is survived by his mother, wife and children.


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