Vernon Eugene Linden Dies at 95; Built Lemon Grove Home from Old Barracks

A plumber, Linden was a former superintendent for Kitzman’s Plumbing.

Vernon Eugene Linden—who built his family home in Lemon Grove out of a dismantled Navy barracks—died Sept. 14, according to a U-T San Diego obituary and other online records.

He was 95.

A former superintendent for Kitzman’s Plumbing, Linden was “a patriot, a Navy radioman in World War II, a self-educated naturalist and botanist. … His advice to all was, ‘Have fun’ and ‘Keep smilin’.”


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