Obituary, Kenneth Newton Linder Sr.

Ken Linder and Corsair MCAS Santa Barbara while training with the Black Sheep sqdn.

LINDER, Sr., Kenneth Newton
Of Carpinteria, passed away Sept. 22, 2011 in Santa Barbara, his home for many years. Ken was most proud of his service to his country in the Marine Corps Black Sheep Squadron, VMF 214. “Lindy” got his wings in Corpus Christi, TX and was eventually stationed in Goleta at the Marine Air Corps Station. He was ordered to the USS Benjamin Franklin aircraft carrier in the Pacific and flew his beloved Corsair.
Ken was an early graduate of UCSB and was the first VP of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was active for many years with the Elks Club and Kiwanis Club, where he was in charge of the First Fiesta Pancake Breakfast. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the La Cumbre Golf and Country Club. He and his wife, Mickie, were early members of the Los Fiesteros Dance Club. He helped raise the funds to build the YMCA on Hitchcock Ave. He was a board member and contributed to the Pierre Claeyssens Military Museum. After retiring from Dean Witter brokerage firm, he and his wife moved to Arizona. After 10 years they returned to Carpinteria, CA. His happiest times were when his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren were around, which was often. After a short bout with pneumonia following a severe fall, he quietly slipped away. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mickie, his daughter Lori and her husband Terry Lowder, his son John and his wife Teri Kay, grandsons Kenneth III and wife Sarah, Robert, Justin, Sean, Toby Lowder and wife Sarah, Samuel, Noah and wife Alicia, granddaughters Joline and Jennifer Linder, great granddaughters Kianna and Mayda Linder, Mia Lowder and great grandsons Lucas Lowder and Miles Linder, all of whom adored him. “Papa, you taught me how to be a good man, thank you.” Love Kenneth N. Linder Ill. Memorial services are pending at a later date.

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