In Memoriam, David Arndorfer

David AndorferTimber Valley’s flag dipped to half-staff for the passing of a very active park member.  David Arndorfer had been on the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, By-laws Committee and Audit Committee. David passed away April 17, 2022 after almost 30 years of fighting cancer. He and his wife Linda Zink moved into Timber Valley June 2013.

He was born in Portland, Oregon, attended Portland State College and received his PhD from Louisiana State University. He served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin.  He worked as a branch manager for environmental consulting companies.  He and Linda were married for 35 years and during that time they volunteered at Oregon State Parks, National Parks, Fish and Wildlife, BLM and Corp of Engineers parks.  They RVed all 49 states and flew to Hawaii.

Linda and David met on a cruise and she says, “I picked him out the first day and picked him up the next day.” They were married in Las Vegas, March 10, 1992.

He is survived by his daughter, Heidi who helped care for David during the last three weeks of his life.  He is also survived by a son, Kurt and granddaughters Hannah Arndorfer and Heidi’s daughter Haley.

Linda plans to return to the park from Florida in May or June.

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10 Responses to In Memoriam, David Arndorfer

  1. Fred Prout says:

    David was a major asset to Timber Valley. He was involved in so many ways to make it a great place. David, you will be missed. Linda,our hearts and prayers are with you.

  2. Anita #3 says:

    So sorry for your loss, Linda. David was pure class, you did good picking him up. Our prayers are with you always!!!

  3. Jimmy smith says:

    I miss you my friend. You were a great example of courage and good humor. You faced death with great dignity when the time came. My heart is a bit sore. I hope sweet Chanel was waiting for you in a place of sweet dreams.

  4. Shirley Smedley says:

    Ken and I are very sad to hear about David. We met David and Linda year ago when we moved into lot 9. David was a sweet kind man. Our condolences to Linda and their family.

  5. Timber Valley benefited greatly by the hundred of hours David volunteered for the park. His intelligence and life experience frequently shone clarifying light on complicated issues. His point of view will be missed. God speed.

  6. Jackie Jones Lot 102 says:

    So very sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was always a special friend. Hugs to Linda.

  7. Cathy Johnson says:

    Jack and Cathy
    Lot# 6
    Our condolences for Linda and their family.

  8. Kate Bright says:

    David will be missed by so many of us. I had the privilege of talking with him a few weeks before he died, and I marveled at how at peace he was with his looming death.
    Linda, my heart goes out to you. Love and sympathy,

  9. Patti Healey , LOT 117 says:

    David was a great teacher to me.. He was my mentor, friend and confidante.. We agreed and also disagreed, but always with a good heart and laughter… I miss him…Linda, my friend, you are loved..

  10. John d. Lorenz says:

    Linda. David will be missed. He and I were great friends in Univeristy. Sorry did not have the opportunity to see him before his passing
    John d. Lorenz.

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