Cover photo for Edwin “Skip” Lindquist's Obituary

Edwin “Skip” Lindquist

March 20, 1942 — November 12, 2023

Edwin “Skip” Lindquist

March 20, 1942 — November 12, 2023


Lt. Colonel, Edwin B.O. "Skip" Lindquist Jr., age 81, from Signal Hill, passed away November 12th, 2023, in Newport Beach, California after a short and valiant battle with cancer.

Skip was born March 20th, 1942 in Utica, New York to Edwin Lindquist Sr. and Evelyn Stokes Lindquist.  They relocated to Portland in 1945. They completed their family with sister Jane in 1951. They settled in Arcadia, California in 1952.  

Skip graduated from Arcadia High School in 1960. He attended undergraduate studies at Menlo College and then pursued further studies at Arizona State where he was a member of “TKE” Fraternity and graduated with a Business Degree in 1964. 

As an ROTC graduate of Arizona State, he received his commission as a Supply & Transportation Logistics Officer in 1965.  After receiving orders, he was activated to officer Quartermaster training in Fort Lee, Virginia and assigned to the 4th Division DISCOM. Upon mobilization of the 4th Infantry division, he was selected to the 4th division advanced party to Vietnam. They were responsible for establishing bases  to receive divisions of equipment and personnel.  He received a Bronze Star among several other awards for his service.  After returning from The Vietnam War, he joined the California Army National Guard  and commanded several units including Battalion Commander of The Supply & Transportation - 40th Infantry Division at Los Alamitos. He officially retired from military service in 1996. 

Soon after, Skip embarked on a second career at Boeing in Seal Beach in 1996. There, he wrote plans, coordinated, and executed the transport of components to the International Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He enjoyed working with several former military colleagues as they were known as ‘The A Team‘ and was proud of their contributions to the International Space Station. 

One of Skip’s main passions was sailing, in where he enjoyed sailboat racing and being a member of several boat clubs in the Long Beach area.  While in college, Skip was introduced to the food industry and as a result, developed a lifelong interest in and joy of cooking.  He also enjoyed building model trains, golfing, and traveling to Hawaii and Europe. 

The world will remember Skip by way of his passion for people. Every person he met was just another friend in waiting. Skip captivated us all with his love of telling stories, laughter and lending an empathetic ear to all of those around him. 

Skip was preceded in death by his father, Edwin and mother Evelyn Lindquist. George and Dorothy Lindquist, Nestor and Charlotte Lindquist, Emily Stokes Rainey, Pat Geary, and Tommy King. 

He is survived by his sister Jane Lindquist Brooks (Arroyo Grande).  Cousins; Karen Lindquist Geary (Galveston),  Sue Lindquist King (Monahans), John and Linda Lindquist (Rockwell) , Bill and Denise Lindquist (Frisco), Barbara Reidway (NJ), Bob Reidway (NY), Joan Evans (AR), Marsha Gardiner (Huntington Beach), God sons; Lee Torno, wife Addy (San Carlos), Steven Torno, wife Bo (Rancho Cordova) and longtime partner Randy Archuleta (Cypress) and Randy’s daughters Erica Archuleta (Scottsdale) and Jennifer Archuleta (Houston).  

In Lieu of Flowers, please send donation in Skip's name to City of Hope:

A viewing is being held December 7, 2023 from 11AM - 4PM at Forest Lawn, Covina Hills.

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Friday, December 8, 2023

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