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Josephine Harriet Wickwire, age 95, passed away April 29, 2019 surrounded by loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Giles Wickwire III in 2011. She is survived by Daniel, Esther, Elizabeth, John and Camille. Josephine was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 18 great gra…

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Jens Frederik Jarlshoi Birkholm, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Inger Jarlshoi Birkholm and Sidney Frederik Birkholm. He so quietly slipped away at SB Cottage Hospital at the age of 80. He leaves behind his wife Petey, son Robert, brother Hans, niece Karine, nephews Alan and Erik, and fi…

Jose Arias-Chavarin, 63, resident of Los Alamos, passed away May 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Directors. www.starbucklind.com

Frank Marvin Dews Jr., 73, passed on April 20, 2019. He was born in Vernon Texas on July 27th, 1945. Frank was raised in Ontario, Ca and attended Chaffey high school where he played drums in the marching band. He continued his music career and education at U.C. Santa Barbara where he earned …

On Wednesday morning May 1st our loving and selfless father was called home to be with the Lord. John was born in Los Angeles California and grew up in Santa Ynez Valley California where he owned and operated the family business while pursuing his love of being a farmer. Married for 42 years…

Rosemary Quiroga Hernandez passed away on May 4, 2019 at 4:30pm in Bakersfield, California. She was born in Santa Barbara, California to Madeline B. Monroy and Joseph Miranda. Rosemary attended Santa Ynez College School and Santa Ynez High School, living on The Santa Ynez Indian Reservation …

Gladys Mae FitzGerald, 92 years old, born January 10, 1927, in Solvang, California, passed away Thursday morning, May 2, 2019. Her parents, Jack and Gerda (Rasmussen) Ross, were an early Solvang family and business owners.

Marie Harriet Brown, 85, most recently of San Luis Obispo, started celebrating her eternal life on April 30, 2019.

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Peter George Burtness, 78, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 surrounded by family in the comfort of his Santa Ynez home. He was born on September 10, 1940 to George and Aubie (Torkelson) Burtness in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Jerry Preuss was the only son of Ervin and Ethel Preuss. His life passion was the game of golf. He got his first break when he was recruited to the USC golf team. There he played with other golf greats such as David Stockton. Jerry graduated from USC's Marshall School of Business in 1966. As…

Neil Macdonald passed away on April 25, 2019 in Solvang, California after a short battle with cancer.

Hans Bitsch Knudsen departed the home he had built in 1968 on Alamo Pintado Rd for the last time the morning of April 17, 2019. Hans was born May 3, 1933 on a farm in Tørring Denmark where he learned to love the land and animals. In 1955 he immigrated to Ontario, Canada and between two trips…

Zoltan A. “Walt” Harasty left us on April 11, 2019. He leaves his wife Jayne E. Harasty of 63 years, his daughters Sharon Guest (Jerry) of Hereford, AZ, and Valerie Scoggin (Mike) of Waxahachie, TX and son Daniel S. Harasty (Deb) of Camarillo, CA. He is survived by seven grandchildren and te…

Richard Vernon (Dick) Sell passed away on April 15th, 2019 at home surrounded by his children. He had been in declining health the past few years. Dick is lovingly remembered as a husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

Birthe Kate-Marie Larsen passed away peacefully at the Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center on April 10, 2019 Grass Valley CA. with her loving daughter by her side. Birthe was born in Copenhagen Denmark on November 24, 1928. As a young girl she worked at Tivoli Gardens planting flowers whi…

Gregory Raymond Galetti went to be with his Lord on December 9, 2018 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He had spent most of that afternoon with his beloved daughter, Katie, who played songs for him on her cell phone that she knew he liked and a little later his wife, Kathy, joined them. His…

Ronald “Bud” George Ingalls went to school at Santa Ynez Valley High School and later joined the US Army. After completing his service with the US Army, he was involved in numerous business ventures with his real passion being motorsports, where he eventually achieved his dream and owned his…

Rachel Florence Barnum, 96, of Solvang, CA passed away April 4, 2019 at home. She was born August 30, 1922, Plainville, KS, daughter of John and Allie Allen. Survived by sons, Ron Wilson, San Jose CA, Mark Wilson, Olathe KS, daughters, Alice Domke, Camarillo CA, Barbara Beesley, Hesston KS, …

John Elliott, 89, of the Santa Ynez Valley, passed away on March 17, 2019, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with family members at his side.

Dorothy Colton Blair was 93 when she passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of December 20, 2018. The most important things in Dottie's life were her children, her grandchildren, and her precious great grandchildren. Her amazing smile was brightest when she was with those she lov…

Linda Martin 68, of Figueroa Mountain, Ca passed away peacefully on March 21, 2019. Born June 22, 1950 in Florida, she was the daughter of the late Francis & Olivia Bumgartner.

Lynn Tuggle Klein was born July 7, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, the second of three daughters to James Robert and Mildred Porter Tuggle. The family moved west in 1956 and settled in the San Fernando Valley.

Norbert will be forever remembered for his warmth, charm and sense of humor. He is survived by his sister Phyllis Roman, his children Elizabeth (Todd) Davis of Butte Montana, David (Jo) Sadecki of Santa Barbara and Patrick (Kelley) Sadecki of Santa Ynez. Norbert is also survived by six grand…

Dalton Ray Payne passed on 03/27/19 in the Santa Ynez area unexpectedly at the age of 21. He was born in Plantation, FL on June 23rd, 1997 to Duane and Kimberley Payne. He was the youngest brother of Emily and Jesse Payne and a loving uncle to Jaiden, Aubree, and Jacob. He attended Santa Yne…

Edward Ando passed away on February 16 from natural causes at the age of 92. Ed's wife Shirley of almost 65 years preceded him in death last year in May. Ed served with both the Army and Marine Corps. It was while he was stationed at the Tustin Marine base in 1952 when he met Shirley. They w…

Helen Engeborg Nielsen passed away peacefully at the Care Center at Atterdag Village on March 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and the staff that cared for her for the past six years.

Betty Jensen, age 95 of Solvang, passed away on Tuesday, March 19 in Santa Barbara. Born in Hutchison, Kansas in 1922, she is predeceased by her husband of 40 years, August “Aage” Jensen. Betty is survived by three nephews; Richard Raker of Redding, Ca, Lyle Raker Jr. of Amarillo, Texas, and…

Robert “Bobby” Valdivia 58, of Santa Maria, Ca. passed away Friday March 22nd, 2019 surrounded by family and close friends. Bobby was born December 29th 1960 in Santa Barbara Ca. and raised in Carpinteria Ca. up until the early 90's where he and his wife Tammy moved to Santa Maria Ca. where …

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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