Rochelle Fontes Phillips

Date of Death

July 16, 2016

Her family, friends, colleagues and the surrounding community of Solvang and Santa Ynez mourn the passing of Rochelle Fontes Phillips, who died in Santa Barbara on July 16, 2016. She graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High in 1984 where she was a cheerleader and later, homecoming queen. Over the course of a thirty-two year career in licensing and accounting, she contributed to many local vineyards including Byington Winery and Fontes & Phillips Wines, as well as her own business Compliant. Rochelle was a passionate runner, a devoted mother, a thoughtful animal caregiver, a loving wife, and a fierce supporter of her beloved Panky wine.

She brought such joy, laugher and light to this world and was loved by everyone around her. Rochelle will always be in our hearts and we are blessed to have had her in our lives. She is preceded in death by her father Gerald Fontes and is survived by her husband of 14 years Alan Phillips, her 12-year-old daughter Shelby, her mother Nell and step-father Ken, her siblings Terry, Danyel, Amber, and Leah, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A donation fund has been established on Generosity in Shelby Phillips’ name.

There is a public memorial planned for Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 12 PM – 3PM PDT in Hans Christian Anderson Park located in Solvang, CA 93463. RSVP here.


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