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Margaret KULJIAN, Solvang resident of 50 years, passed into God's hands Dec. 31, 2017 at the age of 94. With a BA in Music from Redlands University, she taught school in Pasadena, Carpinteria and finally, 20 yrs. at Solvang Elementary. She was a 40 yr. member of the S.Y.V. Presby. Church. In…

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The Santa Ynez Valley mourns the loss of longtime resident Kris Russell Kersten, devoted Rotarian, lover of nature, proud father, and a man known for his humor, helpfulness and an irresistible candor that could turn strangers into friends within minutes of meeting him.

Doris Christiansen Mitchell of Solvang passed away on Dec. 30, 2017 at Atterdag Village after a struggle with memory loss. She was 86.

On Friday, January 5, 2018, Our dear mother, Claudette F. Applebay passed away, surrounded by her loving family at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. Claudette had been an active resident of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, …

Linda Pratt, 76 years old, of Santa Ynez, California, passed away suddenly at the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, due to cardiac arrest.

The family of Judson William (“Bill”) Clark announced his recent passing on December 28, 2017 and his long ordeal with medical issues is finally at an end after a 16 year battle with cancer and heart disease. Bill was well known in the Santa Ynez Valley from his lengthy years of service as a…

David Lawrence Lee passed away December 19,2017 in Santa Ynez, CA of MSA, a form of Parkinson's. He was born August 19, 1937 in Painesville, Ohio to Parents Lawrence R Lee and Susan Katila, both from Ohio.

Linda Pratt, 76 years old, of Santa Ynez, California, passed away suddenly at the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, due to cardiac arrest.

The spirit of Linda Kaye Edwards joined her heavenly Father on December 26, 2017 after her long, hard fought battle with cancer.

Jeanne Kline Maher peacefully and with a happy heart entered into heaven at the age of 74.

John (Jack) Olson died peacefully in his home on December 6, 2017 in Solvang, CA. He was 96.

Horseman, Pilot, Enthusiastic Conversationalist, Natural Born Salesman, Relentless Jokester.

Elvis R. (Bud) Harvey passed away peacefully on November 20,2017 in Solvang at age 92. After his family arrived from Arkansas he was born in Colton, CA in May of 1925 (parents Arthur & Molly). He married his first wife, Kathryn (Siler) in 1949. Bud remarried Patty (Mondon Smith) in 1975,…

Dolores Gehrs of Solvang, California passed peacefully into eternal rest from her fully decorated room at Atterdag Village where she had lived in skilled nursing for the past three years and independent living for two years before that. She was much loved by the staff there, and she truly ap…

Merilyn “Mimi” Snow White Walston of Solvang, California passed away peacefully November 22, 2017 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Carl Rex Walston, her three children, Lynn Louise Walston Golden (Tony Golden), Mark Rex Walston (Valerie C. Walston) and No…

Stanley Stewart passed away on November 4, 2017 after a nine-year battle with cancer. He was a man of great character and conviction who committed his life to being a public servant as a wildland firefighter. Stan's dedication to the job was infectious, and his passion to be the best was ref…

Patricia Anne Hayes passed away on November 29th, 2017. She was born on March 19th, 1930 in Manchester, England. Patricia lived as a child during WWII in England where she had many memories of hiding in a bomb shelter in the back garden with her brother, sister and dog Punchy.

Brian K. Moore passed away Saturday November 18, 2017 at his home in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Jan by his side. He was born in North Bay, Ontario Canada on September 13, 1942 and moved his family to Santa Barbara then to Santa Ynez in the seventies. He was a long-time resident and busine…

Joni Gray, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA of an aortic aneurism. She was surrounded by her family and closest friends. Joni was born July 18, 1942 in Orcutt, CA to Joe and Norma Gray. Joni attended Orcutt Elementary Sc…

Carol Ann Hichman was born in Buellton, CA on January 8, 1948 to Kenneth and Nina Updike.

Beatrice Korbus Harsch, born July 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017, in Solvang, California. Bea is survived by her sister Carol A. Thompson, children Jim Harsch and Kathy Kinsman, grandchildren Sean, Kimber, Ray and Jade Kinsman. Bea is also survived…

Chris L. Roed, 89, passed away in Solvang, CA on November 6, 2017. He was born on a farm near Chester, South Dakota, on December 18, 1927, to Danish immigrants Nels & Karen Roed.

Richard A. Lindekens pushed back from the gate and took flight on his next adventure on November 9, 2017, where he is now flying high above the planes and eagles he so loved.

Helen Jorgensen was born in San Jose California on September 12th 1925 to William and Helen Becker and passed away on November 6th 2017.She attended school in San Jose and graduated from San Jose High School in June of 1943.After high school she attended Saint Francis Hospital School of Nurs…

Mary Figueiredo Alexander 71, of Solvang, Ca passed away Nov. 4, 2017 from a rare-disease of Amyloidosis. Mary was born Oct. 8, 1946 on the Island of Santa Maria, Azores. Mary's father passed away in 1947 when she was 10 months old, leaving her mother a widow with 4 children. Mary came to th…

Sharon Millett died peacefully in her home on November 3, 2017.

Bob Crowe completed his journey on this earth Oct. 29, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Born Robert Ferman Crowe Jr., Bob touched many lives in his 78 years. It could truly be said that he never met a stranger. He claimed the verse, “to live is Christ and to die is gain.” He was devoted to Lind…

Adalberto (Alberto) Vega (age 85), passed away on October 18, 2017, in his Santa Ynez, CA home. He was born on March 31, 1932 in Peoria, Arizona to Secundino Vega from Puerto Rico and Mother Epifania (Anna) Vega from Mexico.

Mike is survived by his mother, Marcella Brodowy, and his two sisters, Melissa and Michelle. Mike liked to go on adventures throughout his life. He was the kindest person that you could have met. He was such a giving and caring soul; always helping his family, friends and anyone who needed i…

Gwen Reedy, 92, Murrieta, CA, passed away on October 12, 2017, after a long struggle with cancer. Gwen, born in Tacoma, WA, on November 18, 1924, was the daughter of Fred and Pearle (Kridner) Waller. Gwen was married on May 15, 1942, to Chuck Reedy who passed away in 2008, and together share…

Gary Melvin Cory passed away at his home on October 14, 2017. He was 78 years old. Married to his loving wife, Judy Cory, for 55 years, his legacy lives on in his five children: Todd Cory, Scott Cory, Kathy Brierley, Matt Cory and David Cory, as well as his sixteen grandchildren. He dearly l…

Richard Henry Toll was born on August 7, 1955 to William John and Shirley June Toll in Solvang, California; in the old medical clinic on Atterdag Road, which is now Mortensen's Bakery. He was the fourth of five children. Richard attended Santa Ynez Valley Union High School and graduated in 1…

William Ancell Rubey passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017, surrounded by his wife Ruth (Hansen, known to friends as Sue), son John, and daughter Joy. Born May 24, 1928 in Santa Barbara, Bill was the son of a cowboy and a homemaker; he grew up in Buellton, and graduated from Santa Yne…