Chris Whitmire

Donate Now

What Chris was like

Chris Whitmire was a punk rocker from Santa Cruz, California with a heart of gold. He had worked in the culinary industry for almost thirty years and was literally a punk rock encyclopedia.

Fondest memories of Chris

How he’d try to help me pet my aunt’s cats when I was a little girl, and would go on the bumper car ride with me at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk because I was too short to go by myself .
As an adult, my favorite memories with him was petting the goats at Disneyland and going on the Flying Dumbo ride.

How Chris will be missed

The way he called my cat “little Velvet,” and his insights about things. That I never got a chance to tell him I remembered the Doggie Diner, and the bumper cars.