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.

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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…

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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.

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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”…

Nancy Blanchard (Schnettgoecke), passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in her Buellton, California home surrounded by her family.

Our beautiful, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt Carolyn Kaufman-Bancroft 93 of Franklin, MA, formerly of Chicago, IL and Solvang, CA passed away peacefully in her sleep May 27, 2018 at Blair House, Milford, MA. Born in Chicago September 15, 1924 she is predeceased by he…

Lorraine Catherine Hession (94) of Santa Maria (formerly of Solvang, CA) died peacefully on May 13, 2018.

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It is with great sadness that the family of Dan Young announce his passing on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, but with great joy we know he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior. Dan was born April 28, 1947 in Glendale, CA to Elwyn and Frances Young.

It is with great sadness that the family of Iona Susan Armenta (Selig) announce her passing on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the age of 90. Iona was among family and special caregiver, Fatima Ruiz, when she passed away at home.

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

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.

Robert E. Weiss of Santa Ynez, California, a longtime attorney, died on May 15, 2018, from the complications of cancer at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He was 89.

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.

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…

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.

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…