Loren Edward DeVilbiss

Date of Birth

November 29, 1944

Date of Death

May 19, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara, CA

Loren Edward DeVilbiss, beloved husband, father, friend, and colleague, passed away on May 19th, 2023, after a brief but difficult battle with Leukemia. Loren requested a cremation, and that no service be held, and that his ashes be scattered at sea off the California coast.

Loren was born on November 29, 1944 to Arthur and Marjorie DeVilbiss in Bowling Green, Missouri. After graduating from Bowling Green High School in 1962, where he played on the State Championship basketball team, he went on to study at The University of Missouri at Columbia, where he achieved his Masters in Accounting, and became a loyal, lifelong, Missouri Tigers fan.

After graduation, Loren was drafted into the Vietnam war and served a brief time at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

After his time in the Army, Loren moved to California, and in 1972, Loren met Jean and they wed in 1973, going on to have three children, Stacy, Kerry, and Holly. Loren began work at a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary in the Santa Barbara area, kicking off a 40-year career in operations and manufacturing.

After retiring in 2014, Loren spent his time with family and friends, including his favored canine companions, watching sports (and rooting for the Tigers and the Gauchos,) reading, and enjoying his free time.

Loren is predeceased by his daughter Stacy, and survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean, his son Kerry, and daughter Holly, and many other loving friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Loren’s name to the Bowling Green High School Alumni Association.


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