Fred Landenberger passed away on June 21, 2019, in Green Valley, Arizona. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Landenberger, and is survived by his three daughters, Jody Westfall (Bill), Somerset, CA, Christi Heintz (Michael), Green Valley, AZ, and Nancy Marple (Ken), Watsonville, CA; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lucy Marie Goodale.
Fred was born March 28, 1924, in New York, NY, to Frederick and Lucy Magdalena Landenberger. Fred left New York to attend Georgia School of Technology and the University of Arizona. His education was interrupted to serve his country, when he mined calcite for the top secret Nordon bombsite in what is now the Anza Borrego Desert, and as a Second Lieutenant, he served as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S and then a Master of Forestry Degree in 1949. Fred and Patricia were married in Lewiston, ID, on December 31, 1950. He started his forestry career with Potlatch Forests, Inc., in Lewiston, ID, then worked for many years in public relations for the California Redwood Association, the Redwood Region Conservation Council, and the North Coast Timber Association. Fred retired from the California Forest Protective Association as a lobbyist in 1988.
Fred and Pat moved to Green Valley in 2005. Fred was active in Rotary, the Forest Landowners of California, and as a Stephen’s Minister. Fred enjoyed his timber industry career and his Humboldt County, California cabin and tree farm. Family will gather in his memory at their Humboldt County property in early July and later in Green Valley to inter his ashes in the Valley Presbyterian Church Columbarium.
Remembrances can be sent to Friends of Madera Canyon at P.O. Box 1203, Green Valley, AZ, 85622, or the charity of your choice. Fred’s daughters wish to thank Arista Hospice and especially the staff at Beehive Homes, Green Valley, for their loving care of their father. His words:
I have fought the good fight
I have finished my work
I can do no more.
Let the brilliant light of eternal life
Forever envelope me
And I shall dwell in
The house of the Lord forever.