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Charles “Chuck” David Potter died peacefully at his daughter's home on April 23, 2019 at the age of 84. Chuck is survived by his lovely wife Elizabeth Potter “Bear”, younger brother Mark Potter, daughters Evelyn LeLevier & Carrie Matteucci, Son-In-Law Abe LeLevier, granddaughter Meagan C…

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Mary was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away at Serenity Hospice in Santa Barbara from cancer and dementia.

Stephen Ray McFall left his body peacefully behind on August 28 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara after a brief struggle with brain cancer. He was a devoted dad, son, brother, husband and grandfather whose big heart transformed the world around him.

Jennie Olivas Guillen passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019 at the age of 97.

It is with great sadness that the family of Hans Junker Jarlshoi Birkholm announce his passing on August 27th, 2019. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Hans was born on February 17, 1946 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Sydney and Inger Birkholm and moved to Solvang in 1957. He att…

Barbara Jean Nyenhuis Klassen was born on February 23, 1934 in Freeborn, Minnesota and passed away in Solvang on May 5, 2019 due to pneumonia and complications from advanced dementia.

With sadness we announce the death of Diane Evelyn Thompson from natural causes at the age of 84. She passed away in the early morning hours of August 22nd surrounded by family.

Margaret Preston, of Solvang passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

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Jonelle Holmes Hammers passed away July 8th, 2019 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Jonelle was born March 23, 1956 to parents Sharon and Joseph Holmes in Ashland, OR. In 1966, she moved to Solvang, CA with her mother and 4 siblings. She attended Solvang Elementary, where her mother, Sharon…

Larry Gordon Reece, 68, a long time resident of the Santa Ynez Valley passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was born on September 7, 1950 in Imperial, CA.

Don Oaks passed away August 12th, 2019 at his home. He was born at home in Hot Springs, Arkansas on September 6, 1940. His family moved to California after the war. Don married his high school sweetheart in 1961. He began a career in the fire service in 1962 with the El Segundo Fire Departme…

With profound sadness we announce the passing of JoAnn Marie Baldacchino, our loving wife, mother, and grandmother on July 29, 2019.

Alpheus "Al" Wilkinson, 99, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away August 10, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

Kenneth Edward Belville II, 80, resident of Solvang, passed away July 31, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Gerald T Ehresman, of Solvang CA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Jerry was born September 7, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to Philip and Marian Ehresman. He graduated from Santa Ynez High School in 1966 and was drafted into the Army as a Combat Medic in Vietnam. He marrie…

Linda Joyce (Boyer) Bradshaw passed away suddenly at her home July 16, 2019. Linda was born on June 9, 1949, the oldest of 3 daughters of Gene & Nancy Boyer in Pasadena, CA. The Family moved to Santa Barbara in 1962. She attended La Colina Jr. High School and went on to attend San Marcos…

Rosemary was born July 31, 1930 in Broadus, Montana to Herbert and Gladys Daily. She was raised on a ranch her father owned in Broadus. The drought came in 1934 and her father had to sell his cattle for $1 a head. They then moved to Buellton, CA in 1937 and bought the then called ‘One Buellt…

Genevieve Daugherty was born on November 15th, 1935 to Eleanor and Manuel Figueiredo in Fresno, California. She spent almost her entire life in the Santa Ynez Valley, taking care of everyone and everything, especially those she loved most: her home, flowers, furry and winged creatures, her f…

David Stephen Eck, age 64, of Solvang, CA; passed away at home on July 10, 2019. He was born on September 8, 1954 in Hemet, CA to August and Shirley Eck. In 1969 his family moved to Lompoc, CA where he graduated from Lompoc High School in 1972. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force …

Jerry Iverson passed away suddenly and peacefully on July 1, 2019 at home, surrounded by family in Solvang, CA.

Celebration of Life to be held at Quail Meadows West Clubhouse Santa Maria CA Monday July 29th @11am to 2pm

William ‘Bill' Douds, age 81 of Santa Ynez passed away in Solvang on Friday, June 21st. He was born July 6, 1937 in Jamestown, New York to William V. and Mary E. (Swain) Douds. After several years in Westfield, NY the Family moved to St. Petersburg, FL where Bill graduated from St. Petersbur…

James Richard “Jim” Saulsbury was born in a small home in Los Alamos, on July 18, 1928. He was the seventh of eight children born to James Albert Saulsbury and Virginia Saulsbury, née Stowe. He attended valley schools and graduated from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in 1947. In October…

James Richard “Jim” Saulsbury was born in a small home in Los Alamos, on July 18, 1928. He was the seventh of eight children born to James Albert Saulsbury and Virginia Saulsbury, née Stowe. He attended valley schools and graduated from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in 1947. In October…

The family of Robert (Bob) Jurgensen sadly announces his passing on the morning of June 21, 2019. He died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family members after a valiant two-year battle with lung cancer. He was 87 years old.

Keith Maynard Hinchcliffe was born November 14, 1950 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and passed away on May 30, 2019 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, following a brief illness. Keith was the youngest of three children, born to Maynard and Olive Hinchciiffe (both predeceased). He went to schoo…

Doug left us peacefully in his sleep the morning of June 13th. He was born in California, and raised in Michigan where he developed his love for cars. He moved to LA where he launched his successful photography company. He later settled in Malibu with his wife Frances and his two daughters b…

Erik died peacefully on June 12, 2019 in Morgan Hill, California, following a brief illness. He was 79 years old.

Ed passed away in Santa Barbara after suffering for several years with Alzheimer's disease. He was a man of integrity, kind and patient. He loved God and his country.

Born April 30th, 1921 in Covington Kentucky, Lifted to Heaven May 15th, 2019 Surrounded by family in the presence of the Lord – 98 years of Godly living. She lived in the Santa Ynez Valley for 60 years lighting up wherever she went with her smile. Services will be held Sat. June 22, 2019, at…

Born April 30th, 1921 in Covington Kentucky, Lifted to Heaven May 15th, 2019 Surrounded by family in the presence of the Lord – 98 years of Godly living. She lived in the Santa Ynez Valley for 60 years, working for S.B News Press and as a preschool teacher in church for more than 40. Precede…

Gordon J. Erickson of Folsom, California, passed away June 9, 2019. He was 94. Mr. Erickson was born and raised in Chicago and at age 17, joined the US Navy, serving in the Mediterranean and Atlantic during World War II. After the war, he would attend Cornell College in Iowa, where he met Ru…

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