L & M Fertilizer

Leo and Bobbie McGuire

In the early years before coming to Fallbrook, Leo worked at Lockheed in Pasadena on some very sophisticated projects and Bobbie did a lot of modeling.

Leo on UCLA Football team

In November of 1949 they purchased nine acres on Winterwarm and came down weekends planting and caring for the grove. In 1952 they moved to Fallbrook permanently.

Leo and Bobbie had two children, Lauren and Leo Jr. and one very special granddaughter, Kelly McGuire.

McGuire family photo at Leo Jr.’s wedding
Leo and Bobbie’s “Pride and Joy”
Granddaughter Kelly McGuire

In 1956 Leo had met Mark Umer. He later went into business with Mark in 1968, forming L & M Fertilizer that still exists today. The business is currently owned and operated by Leo McGuire Jr.

Leo and Bobbie helped form the Optimist Club, Future Farmers of America and bidding at the San Diego County Fair.

Leo and partners purchased the Village Inn, making it into a very special place for people to meet and greet in Fallbrook.

Leo served on the board of Fallbrook Public Utility District and then as its President from 1980-1981.

Leo, President of FPUD

Leo was part of the original group who developed the Fallbrook Air Park.

Bobbie was active for many years teaching and training the Fairest of the Fair contestants using her background as a model to help them better present themselves. She also modeled for several dress shops in Fallbrook.

Vivian Hecock & Bobbie McGuire
Preparing for Fairest of the Fair 1972
Don Diego and Lauren McGuire
1972 Fairest of the Fair

Lauren was the Fairest of the Fair as the San Diego County Fair in 1972.

Leo and Bobbie were Charter Members of the Fallbrook Historical Society and are now Life Members.