Gary passed away on May 16, 2018. He was born on January 18, 1928 in Bucharest, Romania. Gary was the youngest of three siblings. Both his sister, Zabel, and his brother, Hampic, have passed away. Gary is survived by Tina Baklajian, his wife of sixty-three years.

Frederic H. Blaser, 92, of Columbus, Nebraska, (formerly of Buellton and Los Alamos, California), died Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home in Columbus.

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Paul Oliver Hanberg died peacefully in his family home April 27, 2018 at the amazing age of 92 years. Paul lived a full, productive, happy life. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 21 1926. He was the only one in his family of 7 children who wanted to better himself with education, s…

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Arlin passed away peacefully May 19, 2018. He spent his last days surrounded by family in the Los Olivos home he and his wife Lorraine built in 1975.

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Lorraine C. Hession, 94, resident of Santa Maria, CA and formerly of Solvang, CA, passed away May 13, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Elizabeth Erro Hvolboll, 87, died at her home in Santa Barbara on March 20, two weeks before her 88th birthday. She was born at St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara on April 2, 1930, to Martin Manuel Erro and Louise MacIntyre Erro and welcomed by older sisters Mercedes and Luzena.

Lee Kendall, born in Camden, Arkansas on February 15th, 1920, passed away at 98 years old on March 2nd, 2018.

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Camilla Landeck died, April 15th, with her family at her bedside.

Rocket Scientist, beloved father, passed away peacefully due to advanced age-related causes. Celebration of Life to be held on June 16, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California.

Ruth Christine (Iversen) Jackson of Santa Ynez passed away on April 27th, 2018, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was 69 years old.

Dolores L. Hansen, known as Dee to many who loved her, passed away on April 13, 2018, at the age of 89 years.

He is survived by son's Bradley Whitford of Bakersfield, Brain Whitford, and Dale Whitford of Santa Ynez. He was a grandfather of six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. Don was a lifelong resident of Santa Ynez Valley. There will be a celebration of…

MaryEllen Ledbetter, 69, of Solvang passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after a brief illness.

Famed stunsman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit Director, accomplished commercial fisherman and long time Valley resident, Joe Canutt died on March 16th at Goleta Hospital while being transported home.

CAREN MINDY ELIN (aka Carey Williams) passed away March 3, 2018 at age 67.

It is with great sadness that the family of Denise “Nisie” Marie Birkholm announces her passing on April 6, 2018. At age 66 she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Nisie was born on May 25, 1951 in Wasco, WA to Thomas and Zita Nielsen and moved to Solvang soon after. She attende…

William “Bill” C. Martin, 70 of Los Alamos, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home on March 12, 2018.

On Palm Sunday, March 25th, 2018, Susan Frances Miles Kelley of Santa Ynez lost her battle to cancer at the age of 75. She passed away peacefully in her sleep during the early morning hours surrounded by close family. She was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in November 2017 and was…

Neelo was taken from us suddenly last Sunday. He leaves behind many family members, cousins, and friends. He was born in Santa Maria, CA to George Hansol Pagaling and Celine Marie De Smit. He leaves behind one daughter Page Pagaling, and one son Neiko Pagaling. He also has three sisters; Tan…

Elise Lindegaard Bates was born in Solvang, the third child of six, to Kristen and Thyra Lindegaard. “Lisa” was a sweet child who loved to care for others, a trait that would follow her for more than eight decades.

Mary Ellen Sullivan, 97, resident of Buellton, CA passed away February 27, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Sandra Ruth Partch Murphy, 54, went home to the arms of Jesus on February 6, 2018, following a valiant 5-year battle with cancer. Sandi was born in Santa Barbara, CA to Willard and Barbara Partch on June 3, 1963. At the age of fourteen, the family relocated to the Santa Ynez Valley, where Sa…

Neva Marie Mogensen Diaz passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Neva was born on July 10, 1941 in Minnesota. She moved to Buellton, California with her family at the age of 9 in 1950. Neva was a hairdresser with her own salon in Solvang, California for many years until, for health reason…

Beverly Morby (nee Mushlitz) age 91, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home in Solvang, California. She was born in Lewiston, Idaho on August 27, 1926. She moved to Ventura, California as a child and graduated from Ventura High School in 1944. She then went on to earn a bachelor's degr…

Andrew Joseph Denecochea III of Santa Ynez, California, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at his home.

Born on Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, “Bob” Hutchison passed away on January 18, 2018. Bob moved to California with his family at age 4. He attended college elementary school and S.Y.V.U.H. School. He served in the Army Reserves for 5 years. Bob worked many years as a h…

It is with great sadness that the family of Garrett Charles Petersen announce his sudden passing on January 14, 2018 at the age of 24 years. Garrett was born in Santa Barbara, California, on July 31, 1993, and grew up along the Central California coast. He graduated from Santa Monica High Sc…

Bernard George Dennison passed away January 1, 2018. He was born July 12, 1924, in Hannibal, NY, to Harvey and Ruth (Parker) Dennison. He attended a one room, one teacher, 1st-8th grade school and then attended Hannibal High. After graduation, he worked on his family farm until he entered th…

Carolyn Ann (Kelli) Canady, 88, of Solvang, California, passed away on January 2nd, 2018. Carolyn was born to Harris Love Canady and Mary Louise Canady on September 1st, 1929 in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is preceded in death by her sister, Helen Vann and her brother, Harris Love Canady…

Garrett Petersen, age 24, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Springfield, Oregon. A graveside service will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11am at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, California. Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

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…

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.