In , Buek fell in love with paralyzed skier Jill Kinmont. They spent a lot of time together while she rehabilitated, but Jill regained only limited movement and mobility. This heartbreaking love story was portrayed in the movie “The Other Side of the Mountain.”. Kinmont was engaged to "daredevil" Dick Buek (), at the time of his death, according to her autobiography. After her rehabilitation, she went on to graduate from UCLA with a B.A. in German  and earned a teaching credential from the University of Washington in dixckxx.xyz: February 16, , Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Feb 12, · Jill Kinmont Boothe, a national champion skier who became a painter and a teacher after she was paralyzed during a race at age 18, died Feb. 9 at .