Bill Kitchen — adventurer, tinkerer, engineer, story teller, boater, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend — was born September 1, 1942, and died April 25, 2023, in Santa Barbara California.

Bill Kitchen was the cheerful embodiment of his mantra, “It’s good life!”
Bill Kitchen was the cheerful embodiment of his mantra, “It’s good life!” Credit: Kitchen family photo

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), Caitlan, Mitchell, Kailee, twins Faye and Stasia, and Chloe, Oaklyn and Tatum.

Boraz children and grandchildren, Diane (Rick Burchett), Michael (Michelle), and Steven (Katharine), Lev, 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 and his sparkling blue eyes, and will treasure our time with him.

It ended much too soon. RIP, Bill.

In lieu of flowers, gifts are requested for The Nature Conservancy or the charity of your choice.