Landon Dale Barden, 82, of Buckeye, AZ passed away 30 March 2014. He was born in LaPorte, IN on 3 Oct 1931 to Clarence and Dolly Barden. He graduated from LaPorte High School and received a Masters in Business Administration from St. Mary's College in 1977. He was married to the former LaWanna Sells. Landon served in the US Army and was decorated with the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Combat Medic Badge. He was an Xray technician at St Joseph's for 17 years and retired from the City of Tempe Police Department as a Communications Supervisor. Landon is survived by his wife LaWanna, children Charles, Tim and Rebecca, as well as 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler, AZ at 1100 on 5 April, followed by a memorial service at 1230 with burial immediately following.