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Here are all the people who died in the California mudslide  3 Months ago

Source:   USA Today  

Devastating mudslides in California killed 20 people this week as rescue efforts continue in the coastal town of Montecito.

Authorities have confirmed the names of the dead while four people are still missing after the early Tuesday mudslides ravaged this part of Southern California. The hillsides, left without trees or vegetation after the Thomas fire, unleashed a surge of mud following heavy rains.

In many cases, the mud burst through homes, sweeping people away. The victims include a couple who fell in love with their Montecito community, a family of Mexican immigrants and a college student and her dad, a doctor.

Here is a look at those who have died:

Age: 61

Riskin founded Riskin Partners, a real estate company that represented buyers and sellers in Montecito, the company's website said. 

The company confirmed her death in a Wednesday Facebook post. 

"The confirmation of her loss is incredibly devastating to her friends, family, and our community," the post read. "Per her wishes, we intend to carry out her life's work with the same strength, grace and elegance that wholly defined Rebecca."

The post said she had two children, Julia and Robert, and a husband, Ken Grand.

Age: Jim, 89, and Alice, 78

Jim Mitchell, the oldest person to die in the mudslide, had just celebrated his 89th birthday the day before the Tuesday disaster. 

The couple raised their two children in Orange County, Calif., before moving to Montecito in 1995. Jim worked in labor relations, and Alice was a schoolteacher. 

The couple, their daughter said, had fallen in love with their Montecito home. Their dog, Gigi, is still missing.

Age: Marilyn Ramos, 27; Jonathan Benitez, 10, and Kaelly Benitez, 3

Ramos, a stay-at-home mom, was sleeping in her bed along with her daughter Kaelly Benitez when mud crashed through their rental home. Sleeping nearby was Jonathan Benitez, Kaelly's cousin and Ramos' nephew. He also died. 

"My sister was such a good person, she only thought of others to the point that she would cry with you when you were hurt or sick," said Jennifer Ramos, Marilyn Ramos' sister.

Jonathan Benitez's mother, Fabiola Benitez, is among those missing.

Marilyn Ramos' husband, Antonio Benitez, was injured but survived. His brother Victor is Jonathan father and the husband of Fabiola Benitez. Victor's 2-year-old son survived.

Antonio and Victor are Mexican immigrants who own a Montecito garden and landscaping business.

Age: Mark Montgomery, 54, and Caroline Montgomery, 22

The Montgomery family had just returned from a vacation in Brazil two days before the mudslides.

Mark Montgomery's wife and oldest daughter were out of town on a business trip. On Tuesday morning, Mark, his daughter Caroline and son Duffy all were asleep in their home before mud slammed into the house, sweeping away Mark, a physician, and covering Caroline, a recent college grad. 

Mark Montgomery's son Duffy, 20, was also sleeping in the house. He tried to save Caroline, but she died in his arms. 

Age: 49

Cantin was a Boy Scout scoutmaster and was vice president of global sales for a medical instrument developer. 

His house was destroyed. His 14-year-old daughter, Lauren Cantin, was buried for hours before rescuers found her. She survived. Jack, her 16-year-old brother, is missing.

Age: 69

Diane Brewer told KTLA 5 in Los Angeles that her friend was someone who lived passionately and was "very gregarious."

She had two adult children and three grandchildren.

Age: 61

The mudslide destroyed the McManigal home, killed McManigal and injured his 23-year-old son, Connor, who was carried a mile by mud.

A Go Fund Me page for the family called McManigal "an amazing man, father of six, and a loving husband."

Age: 84

Rohter was the founder of St. Augustine Academy, a small, private, Roman Catholic K-12 school in Ventura, Calif.

The mudslide swept him from his Montecito home. His wife, Theresa, was rescued and remains in stable condition.

“Roy’s life has been in service to his good, loving and ever-forgiving God,” St. Augustine Academy headmaster Michael Van Hecke said in a statement. “He has done so much for so many people and pro-life and Catholic education causes. ... Thousands have been blessed by the Rohters’ friendship and generosity.”  

Age: 73

Fleurat and his partner, Ralph "Lalo" Barajas, were at home Tuesday when the floor started shaking. 

The mud broke through the walls, taking them both.

"The last thing Peter yelled out to me was, 'Lalo, grab onto some wood and don't let go,' And that was the last I heard of him," Barajas told CBS News. 

Age: Sawyer Corey, 12, and Morgan Christine Corey, 25

The body of Morgan Christine Corey was found Saturday. Her sister, Sawyer Corey, was found earlier.

Age: Pinit Sutthithepa, 30; Peerawat Sutthithepa, 6; Taylor, 79

Pinit Sutthithepa, his son Peerawat, and Taylor, Pinit Sutthithepa's father-in-law, were killed when the mudslides came through. 

The elder Sutthithepa was found at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, but was not identified until Sunday morning, authorities said.

Sutthithepa's work supervisor, Mike Caldwell at Toyota of Santa Barbara, launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the surviving family. With news of Pinit Sutthithepa's death, the goal was raised to $150,000.

Age: 48

Cabrera-Munoz "listened to music all day long — any type of Mexican music, rock and KISS,” she said. Though he worked long hours, he never complained and sent money back to Guanajuato where his two sons, aged 26 and 12, and his 19-year-old daughter live.

Friends have started a GoFundMe page to underwrite his funeral expenses.

Age: 87

Margaret died of cancer 12 years ago.

Raised in Danbury, Conn., Bleckel came west after serving in the Navy.

“He worked hard and one of his major passions was going down to the beach,” Jerry Bleckel, a nephew, said. “He’d grab a lawn chair and just lounge.”

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