Van Triplett Bivans

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Van Triplett Bivans, 68, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017, with his wife, Pam, and his family at his side.

In his youth he was active in local theater, including plays at Santa Barbara Jr. High and at the Park Theater. He attended Santa Barbara High School, where he also performed in theater and choirs with a wonderful singing voice, and was a DJ at KIST radio.

After college he joined the Air Force and was stationed first at Vandenberg AFB then transferred to Iraklion AFB in Crete for three years where he enjoyed diving and earned a private pilot's license. On returning to Santa Barbara, he was hired in 1978 as the manager of the Hollister Inn, now the Super 8 Motel, where he worked for 31 years.

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