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KENNY MORRIS LINDAUER Kenny Morris Lindauer passed away peacefully on February 26th at the Lindauer River Ranch, age 82. Ken grew up on a prune farm in Dairyville and always knew he would be a farmer. He studied Food Science at UC Davis, worked briefly in San Jose, then came back to Dairyville to run the family farm. In 1961, he married Miss Dorothy Bliss, the high school Spanish teacher. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage until Dorothy's death in 2012. Ken was a true bon vivant, enjoying every day of his life, always interested in new adventures, innovations, and how things work. He saw the good in everyone and was incapable of deceit. Unencumbered by self-doubt or needless introspection, he was reliably affable with little concern for the opinions of others. He and Dorothy traveled the world, making new friends in many countries. Ken's life focus was the family farm which he developed with his brother Eric over the past fifty years. He loved to find new practices and was known as an innovator in the farming community. In 1996 he was recognized by UC Davis with an Award of Distinction for his contributions in the field of agriculture. Every day he was out on the farm, lately in his orange Kubota accompanied by his faithful dog. He followed in his parents' footsteps of deep involvement in bettering the community. He served on the Boards of the Red Bluff High School, the Farm Bureau, the Sacramento River Discovery Center, and was instrumental in the Prune Bargaining Association. He and Dorothy were proud supporters of the State Theater of the Arts, PATH, Friends of the Library, the Family Counseling Center, the Tehama County Museum, and the Sacramento River Discovery Center. He is survived by his brother, Eric (Hollie) Lindauer, his daughters Hillary (Michael) Lindauer Vasey and Allison (David Spencer) Lindauer, niece Susan (Chris Maloney) Lindauer, and his four grandchildren, Aaron and Josiah Vasey, and Sydney and Holden Spencer. As his family always expected, his last words were, "I'm fine!" A Celebration of Life will be held at the State Theater, 333 Oak St., at 3:00PM on April 6th, 2018. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the above charities.
Published in Daily News on Mar. 3, 2018
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