Fountain Valley gardener Clarence "Chad" Hanna, 93, died Jan. 24 from pneumonia.

He was a former Marine and has operated a mini-produce farm at his home in Fountain Valley since 1964.

Hanna was featured in a column by the Huntington Beach Independent in 2009 for his garden and his frontier mentality, "City Lights: Living by the old values," July 30.

He was known to grow enough produce to keep his family fed for a year and had been self reliant since he was a young boy growing up in Texas, according to the Independent.

"I'm a saver," he told the Independent. "If I think it's of any value, I save it."

Services for Hanna have yet to be finalized.