Bill Kitchen

Date of Birth

September 1, 1942

Date of Death

April 25, 2023

Adventurer, tinkerer, engineer, story teller, boater, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.

For 20 years, Bill loved living in Santa Barbara, and was an avid supporter of its rich culture – especially music, dance and theater.

He will be deeply missed by so many; his wife of almost 40 years, Linda, and their large blended family: Kitchen children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer), Chris, and Kathy (Christian Waldschmidt), Caitlian, Mitchell, Kailee, twins Faye and Stasia, and Chloe, Oaklyn and Tatum. Boraz children and grandchildren, Diane (Rick Burchett), Michael (Michelle), and Steven (Katherine), Lee, Rachel, Kiki and Rosa. Dear nieces and nephews, Tom and Nina Johnson and Matthew, Alex and Margot.

Bill’s mantra, “It’s a good life!” Says it all. We will remember his humor, his lively spirit, his sparkling blue eyes, and will treasure our time with him – it ended much too soon. RIP, Bill.

In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Nature Conservancy – or the charity of your choice.


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