Brian Carl Lindgren was born on 11 February 1946, in St. Francis's hospital in Lynwood California. His parents were Carl and Helen Lindgren.
Brian went to community schools in Orange County. He was an active member in the Boy Scouts for many years, starting as a Cub Scout. He went to multiple Jamborees.
He attended Magnolia High School in Anaheim, then Fullerton Community College.
Brian joined the Coast Guard in 1966, and served 4 years. He served on an island in the Philippines, Tala
mpulan Island was 1 mile by 3 miles. The transmitter was used to assist with the navigation of ships traveling to and from Vietnam. He also was assigned to Alameda island, Gloucester Rhode Island, and Southern California.
After his Coast Guard stint, 1974, Brian moved to Fresno California and finished his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal State, Fresno.
Brian married Myra Winch on February 14, 1975, in Fresno California.
After moving down the coast from Salinas, Brian and Myra moved to Santa Maria, California. The couple was blessed with two sons, Andrew and Robert,
In 2004, Brian retired from Lockheed Martin after 25 years of launching Atlas "vehicles", aka rockets - which were loaded with either navigation, communications, weather, or "black satellites". He called it the best job any little boy could have imagined.
The family moved to Casper Wyoming, bringing along Myra's parents.
One of Brian's favorite pastimes was traveling with his family around the Western states pulling the fifth wheel.
In March 2019 Brian was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney cancer.
In 2021 Brian and family, traveled to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the "Experimental Aircraft Association" air show. This was a long held dream of Brian's.
Brian passed away at home, in the company of his family and friends.
Services will be privately held on October 8.
To view the Atlas 21 Launch Salute, please click on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJlepGavBbw
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.