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, was a teacher. Jonelle graduated Santa Ynez High in 1974. She waitressed at the Danish Inn while attending the Institute for Holistic Studies in Santa Barbara. In 1979, she married Matt Hammers at her mother's home in Solvang. They settled into their house on Pine Street in Solvang, where they raised their three children.
Jonelle's greatest passion was being a mom to her 3 kids while running her own business as a massage therapist. She will be remembered for her loving spirit, her willingness to help anyone in need, her sense of humor, and her fabulous massages.
Jonelle is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Holmes (1964) and Sharon Rodgers (2006). Jonelle is survived by former husband Matthew Hammers; her children: Joe Hammers (Nicole Hammers), Bill Hammers (Jessica Fleming), and Rose Hammers; her three grandsons: Kenneth, Lucas, and Quinlan Hammers; her siblings: Gar Rodgers, Jolyn Collie, Kenneth Holmes, and Joellen Holmes. A Celebration of Life will be held September 21st at Nojoqui Falls Park at 12pm.