Tag archives: Tita Lanning

Hooray for Hillside
By Richard Mineards   |   June 6, 2019

Hillside House, now rebranded Hillside given the expansion plans for its 280-acre property which has 59 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, raised around $100,000 from its 16th annual Sunset Soirée, held for the first time at the Rockwood Woman’s Club, given the death of Tita Lanning, chatelaine of the historic El Mirador estate, where […]

Remembering Tita
By Richard Mineards   |   December 6, 2018

On a personal note, I mark the passing of Tita Lanning, chatelaine of Montecito’s historic El Mirador estate, just three days before her 85th birthday. The sprawling property was bought by her grandmother, Lolita Sheldon Armour, in 1914 and was known for its beautiful Japanese and Italian gardens. Tita, the daughter of Lolita Armour of […]

In Passing: Lolita “Tita” Mitchell Lanning – November 21, 1933 to November 18, 2018
By Montecito Journal   |   December 6, 2018

Lolita Mitchell Lanning, or “Tita” to all who knew her, passed peacefully on Sunday, November 18 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, with loved ones in attendance. Tita was the daughter of Lolita Armour of the Armour meat packing company in Chicago, IL and Jack Mitchell, who was president and co-founder of Santa Barbara’s Los […]

Hillside House Sunset Soirée
By Lynda Millner   |   July 5, 2018

Hillside House has been around for more than 80 years providing a home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Caregivers are there round the clock with a wide range of therapies, independent living skills, and continued education, as well as life enrichment opportunities. Each year, there is a fundraiser for Hillside House in the […]