Linda Jean LaVanne
Linda Jean LaVanne
  • October 16, 1956 - November 10, 2017
  • Westlake Village, California

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Linda Pangle LaVanne
Westlake Village, CA

Linda Pangle LaVanne passed away to be with our God and our savior, Jesus Christ on November 10, 2017.

Linda was born in Calexico, California on October 16, 1956. She graduated from Mountain Empire High School in 1974. Following her love of horses, she earned her degree in Animal Science from The University of Arizona in 1978. Linda was part of the inaugural concentration in Race Track Management.

She worked several tracks in the west in Spokane, Phoenix and Tijuana. Her work ethic and competence earned her the distinction of becoming the first female official at Agua Caliente in Tijuana.

In 1983, she changed careers entering into the agricultural animal and plant protection industry with ICI America's. Her first assignment was in Louisville, Kentucky where she met her husband Tom. They moved to Westlake Village, California in 1984 when ICI offered her a technical sales position in a territory covering the California coast from San Diego to San Luis Obispo and Hawaii. Over the next 33 years with ICI, Zeneca and Syngenta, Linda built a broad following through her commitment to her customers, colleagues and to agriculture. She served as California Association of Pest Control Advisors President and as an advisor to the State of California committee for PCAs.

As a loving wife to Tom and their children Christine and Paul she balanced a very demanding job with making time for volunteerism in school activities, Scouting and church.

Linda had an infectious smile, an unmistakable laugh and an outgoing, engaging and considerate personality. She was witty, smart and compassionate. No matter what, she always committed herself to excellence at home, at work and in the community.

For this and more, she is a profound loss to this world and will be adored and fondly remembered by all those fortunate people who knew her.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 6th 2017 at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village CA, 91361.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's memory can be made to: (remember to use http:// not www.)

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village, CA.