Mill Valley Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Mill Valley, CA

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  • Monday Jan 26 | via The Review 

    Ralph Robin Keifer

    He was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Sistersville, West Virginia, to Phyllis Venham Richards and Walter B. Keifer. Ralph lived most of his life in the Alliance area.

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via NBC Bay Area 

    Jefferson Airplane Manager Dead at 70

    The Jefferson Airplane Mansion at 2400 Fulton, on the north side of Golden Gate Park. Manager Bill Thompson, who died Monday, was responsible for securing the home.

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via SFGate 

    E. Tyson Underwood, founder of the Marin Art Festiva...

    E. Tyson Underwood of Mill Valley, a mischievous storyteller and creator of the Marin Art Festival, died Jan. 9 after a battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia. He was 78. Mr. Underwood, who also served as onetime director of the Sausalito Art Festival, approached his weakening health with characteristic good cheer and curiosity, describing his decision to keep quiet about his declining health as a way to avoid commiserating and experience "another big adventure and opportunity for insight."

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via Lake County Record-Bee 

    Jefferson Airplane manager Bill Thompson dies in Mil...

    Marin rock has lost one of its seminal figures and vibrant personalities. Bill Thompson, longtime manager of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna, died of a heart attack on Monday at his home in Mill Valley, friends said.

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  • Tuesday Jan 13 | via SFGate 

    Bill Thompson, Jefferson Airplane manager, dies at 70

    Bill Thompson, who for years piloted the careers of San Francisco psychedelic rock bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and, later, Starship, died Monday at his home in Mill Valley. He was 70. Mr. Thompson took over the management duties of Jefferson Airplane from rock promoter Bill Graham in 1968, leading the group as it rode high on the success of era-defining singles, such as "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love," and put in appearances at historic concerts such as Woodstock, Altamont and the Newport Pop Festival.

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