Dorothy Ann Arbelaitz

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 a fully licensed beautician.

She went on to meet her husband J.J. Arbelaitz and were married in November of 1955. Dorothy moved up to the Santa Ynez Valley where she took care of the family ranch. They soon after had 2 children, Virginia Arbelaitz and John Arbelaitz.

Both her and J.J. were avid hunters and loved to fish. If they were not busy with work or the ranch duties, you could always find them out at Cachuma lake fishing or up in the High Sierras hunting. They had many happy years together and were married for 62 years until J.J. passed away.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Virginia Souza Arbelaitz and her husband J.J. Arbelaitz and is survived by her son John Arbelaitz and his wife Crystal and two step-grandchildren Kendra and Kiasa Mercado.

Private interment. Loper Funeral Chapel, directors.

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