SIERRA VISTA—On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Landan James Klein died at the age of 25 along with his partner Honeylynne Garcia.
Landan was born on October 18, 1995 in Riverside, California to Brenda Sue Klein and James Christopher Klein. He spent most of his life in Southern California, including Riverside, Crestline and Yucca Valley/Landers, before settling in Sierra Vista, Arizona in 2019.
Landan started working at an early age in the exotic pet, show dog and livestock business along with his mother and father. He then attended Yucca Valley High School before joining the workforce as a plumber. Along the way Landan developed a passion for fine jewelry and investing, and began working as a pawn broker in 2019. He was very social and loved making new friends. Everyone knew Landan as very friendly and approachable, strangers would regularly strike up conversations with him in public. Landan attended many music festivals and was very active on social media, from which he developed lasting friendships with people from all over the world, and he kept in contact with many of his childhood friends. In his spare time, Landan would often be found in nature capturing and releasing reptiles, bugs, and other animals. Landan was very curious, always in search of knowledge and wisdom and loved discovering new things. He loved sharing his accomplishments and success with others. Everyone who knew Landan will miss him dearly, as he left this world much too soon.
Landan is preceded in death by his mother Brenda Sue Klein. He is survived by his father James Christopher Klein, sister Erika Baugh, brother Derek Blackford, two nieces and two nephews, and many other relatives, friends and acquaintances from around the world.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Sunny D’s Restaurant, 424 N Huachuca Blvd., Huachuca City, AZ 85616.