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Dean Viker, 82, died Monday, March 11, 2019 in Boise, ID following a heart attack. His wife Patricia preceded him in death, in 2013. Dean is survived by his three children and their spouses: Kim and Sharol Viker, Forrest and Christina Viker, and Cindy and Charles Adam. Dean is also survived …

JoAnne Elaine (Castro) Dommeyer of Santa Ynez Valley received her Golden Wings when she passed away on February 8, 2019, at the St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital. She is now set free to dance in Heaven, and has been reunited with her beloved husband.

Joseph David McCollum died from complications of amyloidosis on Sunday, February 17, at his home in Solvang. Joe was born at St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara on August 26, 1964, to his parents, Doc and Grace Casale McCollum. Joe was raised in Carpinteria along with his siblings Sheryl, …

Joseph David McCollum died from complications of amyloidosis on Sunday, February 17, at his home in Solvang. Joe was born at St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara on August 26, 1964, to his parents, Doc and Grace Casale McCollum. Joe was raised in Carpinteria along with his siblings Sheryl, …

"On the morning of February 3, 2019, Aaron David Schwarzwalter rode off to the heavenly cutting arena in the sky. He was 91 years and 7 days old. He was the son of Walter and Christina (Spitzer) Schwarzwalter born on January 27, 1928 in Streeter, North Dakota. Aaron was a graduate of Streete…

Robert Neil Wilkerson, age 95 of Los Olivos, CA, went home to heaven on February 16, 2019. Robert was born on May 13, 1923 in Sydney, Arkansas to Robert and Florence Finley Wilkerson.

Lewis Darwin Adkins, 89, of Chesapeake, OH, formerly of Buellton, CA, died Monday, February 11, 2019 in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, KY. Graveside service were conducted 11:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the White Chapel Mausoleum. Burial followed.

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Jesse Gluyas was killed in a car accident in Santa Maria, California, on February 7, 2019, while on his way to work at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Lorraine (Zwart) Campbell passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on January 21, 2019 in Arroyo Grande, California at the vibrant age of 94. Lorraine was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the first of six children to Peter and Alice Zwart. She enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII an…

Brian Nosser peacefully went to Heaven on January 9th. Brian grew up here in the Santa Ynez Valley and began Me & Lou's Barbecue and Catering with his wife Cindy in 2003. Me loved to cook and always said "Any day is a good day to barbecue." He would then watch people eat what he had crea…

Dorothy (Boguski) Petras passed away in Solvang, CA on January 25. Predeceased by beloved husband Joe, siblings Stanley, Steve and Leo Boguski, Helen Thomas and Joan Gearo. She is survived by her 4 children Joe, Jim, Diane and Jack, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous loving…

Our beloved “Papa” passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 29th, 2019. He was 97 years old. Stanley was born in Santa Ynez California on august 13th to Henry and Olivia Lopez.

Dr. Joseph Peter D'Arelli, loving husband, devoted father, and cherished friend to many, was swept into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 30th at the age of 78.

Bruce Harle Lockwood (Bud) passed away early in the morning on Christmas Day at his home in Solvang, Ca. He was born to William Lockwood & Nelda Lydia Harle Lockwood on February 1, 1944. Bruce grew up in the San Fernando Valley (Encino) & graduated from Birmingham High School where h…

Michael Acosta, 54, of Santa Ynez, CA passed away January 25, 2019. Arrangements by Simple Remembered Cremation Care, Santa Barbara & Solvang.

Teddi Steyer, a devoted wife and mother as well as an accomplished artist from the Central Coast of CA, known for her work as a layerist in multi-media, died January 21, 2019 at Atterdag Village of Solvang, CA. She was 88.

Richard 'Rick' Kettelhut, 70, resident of Solvang, passed away January 16, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Fr. James L. Cleary, OFM Cap, former pastor of Mission Santa Inés in Solvang, passed into the Lord's hands on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Oakland California. Fr. Jim was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1937, the son of Hugh X. Cleary and Madonna U. Magers. He graduated from St.…

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…

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

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…

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…