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Donald Lansing passed away at the Atterdag Care Center in Solvang, CA. at the age of 94. He was born in Colton, California and lived in the Colton/Riverside area for over 45 years and in Santa Ynez Valley for over 45 years.

A force in the Santa Ynez Valley has died. You knew her, Anne (Chester) Hourdequin. You met her at your home or she invited you to hers, to learn. You have met her dear friends on your porch. Their message is clear. It is wholesome. It is comforting. It is from the most widely distributed an…

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Jean Madsen, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 16th.

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On December 30, 2018, Doris V. Ray, nee Hartfeld, reluctantly left her beloved family for her eternal life at the sweet young age of 97. Born 1921 in Santa Barbara as the middle child and only daughter of John H. Hartfeld and Goldie E. Hartfeld (Borrer).

James Robert “JR” Nielsen passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the age of 82, after a brief illness. He was born to Harry James Nielsen and Lillian Berg in Highland Park, CA on October 19, 1936. JR graduated from South Pasadena High School, and then received his AA from Pasad…

David Daniel Wulftange went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. David was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 20, 1936, to Frank Wulftange and Margaret Callahan Wulftange. David was the third of four sons. After his father's death, David and his f…

Dorothy Ann Arbelaitz passed away peacefully early Friday morning December 14, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born to John A. Reinesto and Angela Reinesto in Santa Barbara on June 4, 1936. Dorothy graduated from Santa Barbara High School and went on to Santa Barbara Beauty College and became…

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Robert D. Rhodus was born in Castle Rock, Colorado. Bob married his first wife, Charlotte and graduated from Colorado State University and worked at Lockheed Martin from 1959 to 2000.

William Bill Petersen was born on September 29, 1931 to Henry George and Clara Nielsen Petersen. He joined his 3-year-old brother Robert (Bob). The two of them had many happy times in their young years with friends and relatives on Pine St. In 1937 the family moved into their new home Rancho…

Carol Ann Elise Burtness passed away unexpectedly December 8, 2018, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by her loving family. Carol Ann Elise Umland was born to William and Aagot Umland in Luverne, Minnesota, on February 27, 1939. She went to school in Hills and Magn…

Rick Brian Slack passed away on November 28, 2018 after a brief bout with cancer. Rick was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico on April 9, 1955 to Howard Neil Slack and Betty Iris Slack. His family soon moved to California, where he lived the remainder of his life.

Karen D. Myjak, 49, resident of Solvang, passed away December 12, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Jack Edwin Randle 78 born 11/02/1940 in Ft Worth TX died unexpectedly 11/22/2018 in Walla Walla WA.

On November 9,2018 Josephine Hanly at the age of 97 passed peacefully in her sleep. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Bill Hanly in 1990.

Born April 20, 1950, Lucille passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Catherina, granddaughters Ashlynn and Nova. Sister to Sarah, Anita, Teresa and Connie. Aunt to Ronnie, Michael and Kathleen and loved by many.

'Buddy' was born January 3rd, 1966 in Santa Barbara, California. He left this earth to be with the Lord September 29th, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas from a heart attack. He was 52 years old.

Grethe Moreno, 91, resident of Buellton, CA passed away November 4, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Alta Maree (King) Colvin was born December 8, 1934 and passed away peacefully on October 22, 2018. She grew up on her parent's farm in the small farming community of Moore, Idaho. She enjoyed a childhood filled with 3 brothers, a sister, many cousins to play with and a lot of hard work, most…

Janice Louise Amby was born April 1, 1941 to Cesil and Karl Benovsky in Texas. She died on October 16, 2018 due to complications from heart disease. She was born with a love for animals and at the age of 10 began training dogs. After graduating high school in Sundance, TX, she began riding h…

Richard Dale Stone (known to most as Dale Stone) passed away peacefully at his home in Buell-ton, CA on Monday, August 27, 2018 with family at his bedside. He was 79 years of age at his passing, having bravely contended with Parkinson's Disease the majority of his retirement years. A dear hu…

Stanley George Wogulis III, (Lee) passed away on September 17th at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, with his wife of 43 years by his side. He was 83 years old. Lee was born in 1935 in Geneva Illinois, the oldest child of Mary and “Whitey” Wogulis and their only son. He had five sisters; Lynn…

Dulce Shepherd Marrs, of Solvang, California, passed away after a brief struggle with lung cancer the morning of September 12, 2018 at her Solvang home with her youngest sister, Bunnie, by her side.

Marvin Malmuth, age 89 of Santa Ynez, CA passed away at home September 5, 2018. Marvin was born in Elizabeth, NJ on February 8, 1929. He was the founder and president of the Retla Steamship Co., a Cargo ship charter business. Marvin was also a Thoroughbred Race horse breeder and racer. He is…

Gordon Wallace Aitken, known to his friends as Gordy, passed away of natural causes, surrounded by loved ones at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Sunday September 16th, 2018.

Paul Frederick Eisler, 83, resident of Buellton, passed away September 23, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Dulce Shepherd Marrs, of Solvang, California, passed away after a brief struggle with lung cancer the morning of September 12, 2018 at her Solvang home with her youngest sister, Bunnie, by her side.

Verhey, Robert “Bob” S. 75, of Santa Ynez, California, died peacefully of complications from pancreatic cancer on September 8, 2018.

On August 24, 2018, Elmer Garzoli, Jr., peacefully passed away at this home in Nipomo, CA with his family at this side. In his 79 years, he lived a life full of love, passions and adventures. He was born to Elmer and Marie Garzoli, Sr., and spent his childhood in McFarland, CA., graduating f…

Anadel Campbell Wright passed away peacefully, Friday Aug. 31st. She was preceded in passing by her husband George and daughter Ann Wright Keele. Anadel leaves behind three sons, Ted (wife Marie), Rusty and Tom (wife Karen),in addition to seven grandsons and many great grandchildren.

George Pacheco lived in the Santa Ynez Valley all his life. He was the son of Kathryn and Frank Pacheco, who was the manager at Hollister Ranch. George, one of four brothers, grew up around livestock - running cattle and living a cowboy childhood.

Mary E Gilmore-Kemp, 65 passed away on August 20, 2018 from complications of treatment of her 5 yr. battle with AML Leukemia.

Nancy Lee Williams, aged 76, passed away on September 3, 2018, in the presence of her loving family. Nancy will lay to rest next to the love of her life Gerald Williams, married July 16, 1961, who passed away from a tragic accident in 2001. Left to honor Nancy and remember her love are Nancy…

Wayne G. Kostman, husband, father, grandfather, world traveler, humanitarian, rare book dealer, St. Olaf, Freie Universität, and USC graduate, Montanan, Rotarian, Lutheran, Getty Museum volunteer, and lifelong educator (Azusa Unified School District, 1959-1993) who served as a substitute tea…

SOLVANG – Peter F. Hauber, died August 16, 2018, from ALS.