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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Clay Sanchez passed away peacefully on the evening of August 14, 2018 after many year of suffering through multiple serious injuries and illnesses. -

It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Lee Volk announces her passing on Monday, August 13th 2018 after a long and heroic battle with cancer. She is proceeded in death by her parents Ken and Violet Wolff.

Joseph James Bode, Sr. (Joe) passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at ninety years old. Joe was born in New Brunswick, NJ. He earned a B.S. at Cal Polytech in electronics and aerospace engineering and an honorary doctorate for expertise in his professional career. Joe worked as a contract tes…

Margret Joann Murphy passed on July 22, 2018 with loving family at her side.

Patricia Elaine lee passed away June 28, 2018 in Santa Ynez, California from lung cancer. She was born July 13, 1939 in Los Angeles, California to parents Clarence W. Porter from Denver Colorado and Pauline Fernandez from Los Angeles California.

BILL JOHNSON AS EVERYONE KNEW HIM PASSED AWAY JULY 16, 2018. HE WAS 83 YEARS OLD, BORN IN WHITTER CALIF. TO JOHN AND OLETA JOHNSON HE WAS RAISED IN SOUTHERN CALIF. THEY MOVED TO SANTA BARBARA WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM SANTA BARBARA HIGH SCHOOL . HE THEN BEGAN HIS CAREER AT AGE 19 WITH STANDARD…

Alice Ann Elliott was born on April 20, 1934 in Ventura, California. She was raised by her parents, Alice and Willian Flynn on Orella Ranch near Venadito Canyon, Goleta. She loved the ocean and often talked about her swims, as a child, at El Capitan and Refugio Beaches. She attended Santa Yn…

Marie 'Grethe' Bray (Petersen), age 83 of Coon Rapids, passed away on 6/29/2018.

Robert James Orr born 4/18/1960 Lompoc, Ca. passed away 4/11/18 Desert Beach, Ca.

L. D. (Dee) McVeigh currently of Las Vegas, Nevada took his last ride into the sunset to be with his Lord and savior on June 5th, 2018 in Centennial Hills Hospital with his wife Helen and only child John R. McVeigh by his side. He was 94 years old.

Alice Ann Elliott was born on April 20, 1934 in Ventura California. She was raised by her parents, Alice and Willian Flynn on Orella Ranch near Venadito Canyon, Goleta. She loved the ocean and often talked about her swims, as a child, at El Capitan and Refugio Beaches. She attended Santa Yne…

Robert “Bob” James Lindberg passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the age of 86 in Solvang, CA. Born in Omaha, Nebraska August 22, 1931, he is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence William Lindberg & Edith Mary McCurdy and his loving wife of 63 years Barbara Jean. Bob is …

Larry passed on peacefully into heaven on June 19, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, surrounded by his loving wife, Liz, and son, Brian, and other family members. Larry was born in Pasadena, CA to Evelyn and Walter Fritz, twenty minutes before twin sister, Mary Lynne. They were joined at home by big…

Ralph Lewis Black, 96, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away July 5, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Passed away on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 in Arroyo Grande. He was born on July 15, 1953 to parents Boyd and Patricia Kelly in Rolling Hills, CA. The family moved during his elementary school days from Rolling Hills to Santa Ynez. After graduating from Santa Ynez Union High School where he swam …

Kenneth W. Twigg, long-time Santa Ynez Valley resident, passed away peacefully, June 8, 2018, at the ripe young age of 98! Ken was born in Cumberland, MD, to Dr. Allen and Maude Twigg. After graduating from high school, he joined the Marines and served during World War II in the South Pacific.

Ralph Lewis Black, age 96, passed away Thursday, July 5th at Atterdag Care Center in Solvang. He was born on August 10, 1921 in Orcutt, CA to Raymond and Lida Black. He served in the USAAF, on the crew of a B17, and was a veteran and POW in WWII. He worked at Union Oil for 40 years.

Joseph Byrne, Jr. was born on June 21, 1923. He passed away on June 20, 2018 at Atterdag Village where he has lived since July 2012. He born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico; his parents were Joseph Byrne and Nelle (Laird) Byrne. He had two brothers, Verne and Bill, and two …

Eugene Murray Nelson 87, of Kennewick WA, former long-time Santa Ynez Valley resident, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018.

Charles “Chuck” E. Willcox, also known as “Ironhand”, of Ballard, CA passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the age of 85 in Solvang, CA. Born in Lancaster County, PA March 31, 1933, he is predeceased by his parents Joseph O. Willcox, Sr and Edna Arter, and his brother Joseph O. Willcox, Jr…

Ruth Derby Reynolds would often say, 'My Life is a Stage'. A gifted actress at heart, 'Ruthie' commanded attention wherever she went and when she made her appearance, you knew someone special had just entered the room. Born to Ethel Matthews and Ray Derby on June 23, 1921, Ruth was proud of …

Nancy Eccles Roome died peacefully at home on June 4, 2018, in Chevy Chase, MD, surrounded by her four daughters. She was 95 years old.

After a courageous and inspiring fight, Jennifer Elaine Deppmeier (Wright) of Santa Ynez, CA passed away on Friday, May 25th, 2018 surrounded by family at St. John's Medical Center at the age of 42. Despite the challenges arising from being diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2010, she lived li…

Margaret Skeen passed peacefully in her home on May 21 at the age of 90. Born November 2, 1927 in Burbank, CA she moved to Santa Barbara at an early age.

Audra Clifton, age 99, passed away early Sunday May 20, 2018 at the Atterdag Care Center in Solvang, Ca. with her family by her side.

Shirley Ando passed away peacefully on May 26 in Solvang of complications from Alzheimer's at the age of 85. Her loving husband, Edward, of almost 65 years was at her side. Shirley first worked at North American Aviation as a mathematician on one of the first rocket projects. She met “Eddie”…