Longtime Malibu resident Dave Landry was born March 25, 1946, in Worcester Mass., the youngest of three brothers. He graduated high school in Manchester, Conn., and attended South Carolina University. Dave’s family found their way to Southern California in the early 1960s.

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Malibu’s historical and treasured Adamson House lost one of its docents on Dec. 7. Nadine Bozon-Vialle served the community for over 25 years, sharing the historical stories of Malibu’s beginnings. 

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, Eleanor Frances Smith, beloved mother and grandmother, died at age 96 in her home in Malibu. She is survived by her seven children: Howard, Kathy, Paul, Stephen and Philip Smith; Deborah Berkeley; and Beth Morgan. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren and six gr…

Micaela “Mickey” Graddy, longtime Malibu resident, died on Dec. 2, 2020, at the age of 93. Throughout the late 1960s, Mickey was active at Our Lady of Malibu School where her two children attended. She later worked for 28 years out of the post office in Calabasas as a rural letter carrier. M…

Leah B. Sauter was born Leah Belle Spangenberg in Monrovia, Calif. She graduated from Huntington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing with a master’s degree from USC in a ceremony at the Rose Bowl in 1952, after previously studying at UCLA and Pasadena City College. Leah and Walter A. Sauter …

Ray, as he was known to many, was born on Feb. 23, 1926 and died on Nov. 13, 2020. He was a long time fixture in the Malibu community and loved by many. His booming voice and words of wisdom could often be heard at Lily’s Cafe in the mornings with his crew of friends to eating lunch in “curm…

Felicia Martinez was born on Aug. 27, 1956, in Albuquerque, NM, and died Nov. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. She was the fourth daughter of five children born into a loving and talented family. She was aptly named Felicia, which means “happiness,” after her Italian matern…

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Ron Coleman was born in Culver City on Jan. 27, 1935, and died on Oct. 30, 2020. 

Kim Tipper, a lifelong resident of Malibu, passed away on Oct. 17, 2020, at the age of 82. Kim’s family, Roy and Mary Yturria, moved to Malibu in 1949 on old Malibu Road in central Malibu and later on Bush Drive in Zuma Canyon. He graduated in 1950 from Webster Elementary School, then from L…

Kismet, defined as “destiny, fate” explains the reason you and I came into each other’s lives, when I was only eight years old.

On Oct. 29, 2020, longtime Malibu resident Peter “Pete” Bernard Laubach, beloved husband of Charlotte, best father ever to Paul, John, Chris and Andy, exceptional grandfather to Charlie, Elizabeth, Bryan, Allison, Christy, Kymberly, Courtney and Andrew, and recent great grandfather to James,…

Charlene Marie Sperber died early Sunday morning, Sept. 27, at UCLA Health Santa Monica Medical Center. A Malibu resident, she was 90 years old. Charlene was born in Los Angeles to Pearl and Leo Hirshon and attended Fairfax High School. She met Burton S. Sperber at age 15—they married in 194…

Rick Bailey died on Sept. 6, 2020, on Deer Creek Road. Rick was a long-time County Line resident and a Neptune’s Net icon. Rick loved the Malibu mountains and died there in the recent heat wave. Although Rick had lost his home in the 2018 fire, he remained in the area. Rick is survived by hi…

Longtime Malibu and Big Rock resident, Elizabeth Smith (Solano), died recently at the age of 74. Elizabeth leaves behind her son, Matt, daughter-in-law, Staci, and many friends and neighbors who treasured her friendship.

Dick Keller, 79, died on July 8, 2020. He was born on April 27, 1941. Dick lived in Overland Park, Kan. He met his best friend, Becky, in junior high. They were married in 1961 and enjoyed that marriage for 59 years.

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Thomas G. Bos, husband, father, step-father, grandfather, businessman, Rotarian and captain passed away at his home in Malibu, Calif., at the age of 81 on July 27, 2020. Tom was born on March 8, 1939 in Holland, Mich. and married the love of his life, Jane, on Aug. 16, 1991.

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Carlene Moore committed her life to caring for others for justness or just to alleviate pain and suffering.In 2002, Carlene married Randy Turrow, dga/pga in Malibu where they resided. Born July 9, 1961, in Raleigh, NC, Carlene was only 58 when she succumbed to brain cancer on June 30.With a …

Mario Ojeda Torres was born on Jan. 20, 1961, in Zacatecas, Mexico. Mario spent much of his life in Malibu, working at A&B Plumbing, truly serving the Malibu community. 

Jerry Jackson, 84, Malibu, passed away on June 7, 2020. Born June 23, 1935, to Robert and Fern Jackson, Jerry grew up in North Hollywood, graduating from North Hollywood High School in 1954, where he was student body president. He attended Valley College. He then joined the Air Force, servin…

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David A. Ogden, a longtime Malibu resident and highly respected local attorney, died on May 14, 2020, in Big Fork, Mt. David was born on Feb. 28, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo. His parents were Phillip and Eleanor Ogden. For 35 years, David and his family lived on Point Dume until he retired in 2010…

Longtime Malibu resident Emerson “Mac” Stewart MacGregor, 98, died peacefully at home with his family on Feb. 26, 2020. Mac was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1921, the only child of William and Clara MacGregor. When he was a baby, his family moved to Los Angeles. Mac graduated from H…

The family of Christian Milton Title announced his passing on April 18, 2020, at the age of 87. Christian died peacefully at his home in La Quinta, Calif., in the arms of his wife, Joyce. 

Former Point Dume resident Margery Vance, born in 1929, died earlier this spring after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Longtime Malibu resident John Bell died last week due to complications from COVID-19.   

Sunnie Tucker died on March 10, 2020, at the age of 100, surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by husband Harold “Hal” Tucker and grandson Jason, and is survived by her children Ron, Steve, and Julie; grandchildren: Jody, Jennifer, Shaun, Marc, and Paul; and by 13 great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Mary (Denny) Craft died on Feb. 29, 2020, at the age of 91 after a brief illness. During her last days, she was surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. At the time of her death, Carolyn had been a resident of Malibu since 1964.

Betty Buckner, artist and former Malibu resident, died in Santa Monica on March 9 at the age of 96. She was raised on a dairy farm in Carnation, Wash., and graduated with high honors from Washington State University at Pullman, Wash.. She much later studied painting with Alexander Nepote at …

Longtime Malibu resident and world renowned physicist Gisela Eckhardt passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2020. 

Marie Antoinette Doyle—wife, mother, sister and longtime Malibu resident—passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, surrounded by family in Malibu. She was 94 years old and had lived in Malibu since 1946.

David Gottlieb passed away peacefully in Santa Monica on Jan. 15, 2020, after a long struggle with dementia. He was 72.

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Mark Jason, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor and more than 45-year resident of Malibu, whose gusto for adventure animated those around him, died Jan. 8 at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. He was 80.

Composer, writer, lyricist, performer, storyteller, pianist and raconteur Lan O’Kun of Malibu passed away at home of heart failure on Jan. 9, 2020. He was 87. He was surrounded by his wife of 60 years, Barbara O’Kun, and his loving family. 

Oralee Abrams Kiewit, longtime resident of the Malibu Colony, died on Dec. 28, 2019, at her home, one day short of her 100th birthday. Oralee was born on December 27th, 1919 in Long Beach, Calif. Oralee married Ralph Kiewit in 1947. Ralph owned his own construction company, building Southern…

Charles “Charlie” de Garmo, 95, died Nov. 4, 2019, at 1:29 a.m. at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica. Born June 14, 1924, in Los Angeles, Charlie lived in Malibu for over 40 years.

Kerry MacFaden Flynn, Aug. 28, 1953-Dec. 19, 2019, unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack on December 19, 2019.  She is survived by her husband and best friend, Dennis, and their dog Andy.  

Bernie Shapiro, a longtime Malibu resident, died on Dec. 21, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in the peace and comfort of his Malibu Road home, following years of battling myelofibrosis, a rare blood disorder. He was 89 years old. 

Robert Walker, 79, died Dec. 5, 2019, at 10:45 a.m. in Malibu. Born April 15, 1940, in Jamaica, Queens, NY, he was educated in the U.S. and Europe.

John Brian Courcier died Nov. 10, 2019, in Santa Barbara. He was 93. He was surrounded by family and in the care of Serenity House the last days of his life.  

Hallie Marie Sills, 27, of Malibu, passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, in Vermont after waging a long fierce battle against addiction. Hallie leaves her parents Greg and Laureen Sills and brothers Gregory (GT) and Danny.

Keith Gubitz was born in 1956 and raised in Flossmoor, Ill. He was a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Beginning in his high school years, Keith became a dedicated disciple and student of music history and received credit for his saxophone work on a gospel/funk album. His love of m…

Beloved son, brother, uncle and great uncle Harris Arthur Miller passed away on Oct. 17, 2019. Born Dec. 30, 1935, in Los Angeles to Frances Papier Miller and Bernard B. Miller, he and his sister Isabel spent their childhoods in Boyle Heights. In 1946, Harris moved to Malibu with his father …

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