Age 81, loving husband, father, friend, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born April 27, 1934 in Douglas, AR and moved to Santa Barbara in his early years. Louie graduated from Santa Barbara High School and then went to serve as an Army Paratrooper from 1954-1962. He worked 34 years for the City of Santa Barbara Water Dept. and was a much respected Lead Person. During retirement he enjoyed and excelled in gardening, landscaping, and building many wood projects for his home. He took pride in helping family and friends with his handy work. Louie loved to BBQ, watch his sports teams (Lakers, Dodgers), and spend time with family and friends. His generosity, dry wit of humor, and strong supporting nature will be greatly missed.
Luis is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Debra (Goos), sisters Rosie Uribe, Lupe Cardona and brothers Manuel and Frank Madrigal. He is preceded in death by parents Gregorio and Paula (Gomez), his brothers Salomon, Gregorio, Tony Madrigal, sister Carmen Luna, and stepson John Dominguez.
Luis also leaves behind his children, Edward (Teresa), Gregory (Tammy), Linda Nix (Mike), Elizabeth Madrigal-Imperato (Douglas), stepdaughter Carrie Dominguez-Jones, stepson James E. Snyder III, many loving grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A Memorial/Celebration of Life is planned for Friday, Feb. 12th, 12pm at the Moose Lodge on 110 W. Victoria St, SB, CA 93101. A special thank you all the nurses and doctors at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital SICU for support in caring for Luis the last weeks of his life.