David was born in Santa Barbara on August 22, 1971 and went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 28, 2019.

Gloria was born March 30, 1923 at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. She was the first caesarian section baby to survive at the hospital.

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Brian Eugene Sycz, 63, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 29, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Carole May Mattoon (Barthuli) Eckhardt was born on July 4,1937, in Fresno, CA. Consistent with her star-spangled birthday, Carole was known for her sparkling personality, fiery wit, and a flair for the dramatic. She was the daughter of Genevieve and Newell Mattoon and the sister of Joyce Ela…

On October 26, 2019, Howard Leland Berry, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, left this earthly life to return to his spiritual home. Howard was born in Los Angeles on December 8, 1931, into a loving family that was deeply-rooted in their Finnish community.

Henry (“Hank”) Simonsen died at his residence at Atterdag Village in Solvang, Calif., on October 20, 2019, at the age of 89.

Gilbert Lee Cooper age 83, passed away at home surrounded by family on Nov. 07, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father Sydney Cooper, his mother Amy Cooper, his stepmother LaVoyle Cooper and his son Garrett Cooper. He is survived by his wife Kathlene Cooper, his brothers Robert Cooper,…

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Mike Sisak passed in peace at the age of 98. He was born in Albion, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Anna Sisak. Mike was the oldest of 12 children and the last child to pass. He had an identical twin Frank who passed away 11 years ago.

Jeanette Hermina Willemsen passed away at the age of 88 early Sunday morning on October 20th, 2019 in her beloved Buellton home with her daughter Kim by her side. Jeanette Willemsen, better known as “Grandma Willy” to her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and her church family was born…

Royine Ethel Fisher, 86, resident of Solvang, passed away November 6, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Anthony Ross Lazzara, 89, died in his home in Santa Ynez, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, surrounded by family and his beloved wife, Joan of nearly 70 years.

Luis Garfias Perez, born August, 07, 1921 in Ciudad Hidalgo Michoacán, Mexico; went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November, 04, 2019.

Conner Ruben Graciano, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 27, 2019 and went home to be with the Lord at the age of 15.

The Santa Barbara community lost a beloved local treasure with the passing of Pamela J. Webber on October 21, 2019, at the age of 88. Pam was a pillar of the hospitality community and contributed to countless local causes and preservation organizations. A pioneering businesswoman, she worked…

Mary C. Rex died peacefully at her home on October 18, 2019, in Severna Park, Maryland.

Elizabeth Helen Willis was born January 24, 1919 to John and Clara Curtiss in Lewiston Idaho and went home to be with the Lord October 9, 2019. Her husband, Rev. Floyd Willis, preceded her to heaven in 1985. Floyd and Elizabeth served in many churches along the Central Coast, including First…

Charles “Chuck” David Potter died peacefully at his daughter's home on April 23, 2019 at the age of 84. Chuck is survived by his lovely wife Elizabeth Potter “Bear”, younger brother Mark Potter, daughters Evelyn LeLevier & Carrie Matteucci, Son-In-Law Abe LeLevier, granddaughter Meagan C…

Mary was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away at Serenity Hospice in Santa Barbara from cancer and dementia.

Stephen Ray McFall left his body peacefully behind on August 28 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara after a brief struggle with brain cancer. He was a devoted dad, son, brother, husband and grandfather whose big heart transformed the world around him.

Jennie Olivas Guillen passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019 at the age of 97.

It is with great sadness that the family of Hans Junker Jarlshoi Birkholm announce his passing on August 27th, 2019. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Hans was born on February 17, 1946 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Sydney and Inger Birkholm and moved to Solvang in 1957. He att…

Barbara Jean Nyenhuis Klassen was born on February 23, 1934 in Freeborn, Minnesota and passed away in Solvang on May 5, 2019 due to pneumonia and complications from advanced dementia.

With sadness we announce the death of Diane Evelyn Thompson from natural causes at the age of 84. She passed away in the early morning hours of August 22nd surrounded by family.

Margaret Preston, of Solvang passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Born on January 25th, 1942 in San Francisco.

Jonelle Holmes Hammers passed away July 8th, 2019 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Jonelle was born March 23, 1956 to parents Sharon and Joseph Holmes in Ashland, OR. In 1966, she moved to Solvang, CA with her mother and 4 siblings. She attended Solvang Elementary, where her mother, Sharon…

Larry Gordon Reece, 68, a long time resident of the Santa Ynez Valley passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was born on September 7, 1950 in Imperial, CA.

Don Oaks passed away August 12th, 2019 at his home. He was born at home in Hot Springs, Arkansas on September 6, 1940. His family moved to California after the war. Don married his high school sweetheart in 1961. He began a career in the fire service in 1962 with the El Segundo Fire Departme…

With profound sadness we announce the passing of JoAnn Marie Baldacchino, our loving wife, mother, and grandmother on July 29, 2019.

Alpheus "Al" Wilkinson, 99, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away August 10, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Kenneth Edward Belville II, 80, resident of Solvang, passed away July 31, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Gerald T Ehresman, of Solvang CA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Jerry was born September 7, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to Philip and Marian Ehresman. He graduated from Santa Ynez High School in 1966 and was drafted into the Army as a Combat Medic in Vietnam. He marrie…

Linda Joyce (Boyer) Bradshaw passed away suddenly at her home July 16, 2019. Linda was born on June 9, 1949, the oldest of 3 daughters of Gene & Nancy Boyer in Pasadena, CA. The Family moved to Santa Barbara in 1962. She attended La Colina Jr. High School and went on to attend San Marcos…

Rosemary was born July 31, 1930 in Broadus, Montana to Herbert and Gladys Daily. She was raised on a ranch her father owned in Broadus. The drought came in 1934 and her father had to sell his cattle for $1 a head. They then moved to Buellton, CA in 1937 and bought the then called ‘One Buellt…

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