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Clare Conk: 1922-2015

Self-Taught Attorney, Social Justice Advocate

At Community Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance, and S.B.'s Legal Defense Center, Clare Conk worked and volunteered her time for social justice. Read story.

Dr. John D. Ehrenborg: 1927 - 2015

Innovative Educator

A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.

John Steven Harris: 1942-2015

Bodyworker Extraordinaire

An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read story.

Alberto Paul Pizano: 1931-2015

A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Alberto Pizano was a multitalented man who founded nonprofits and had a passion for history. He truly excelled in his ability to communicate through the written word. Read story.

Ronald J. Faoro, DVM: 1954-2015

The Saint of St. Francis Pet Clinic

As a veterinarian, Ron had an intelligence, charisma, and passion that were unparalleled. Many of his first clients remain to this day. Read story.

Tony Johansen: 1937 - 2015

Creator of the Glendessary Jam

Tony Johansen was a mentor to dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians in the Santa Barbara area. Read story.

Jeremy Dennis Hass: 1936-2014

Attorney, Social Engineer, Historian

Pearl Chase encouraged Jeremy Hass to become a social engineer on behalf of historic preservation, and he helped restore the Presidio neighborhood as we know it today. Read story.

Sandra K. Smith: 1946-2014

Loving Kindness Her Religion

Loving kindness was Sandy Smith's religion, and she put her philosophy into practice every day. Read story.

Louise Boucher: 1930 – 2013

Dedicated Preservationist, Community Crusader

Few people knew Louise was looking over the shoulder of everything that is "Santa Barbara," right up to the end. Read story.

Larry Agenbroad: 1933 – 2014

Mammoth Expert, Dear Friend

Known the world over for his expertise, Larry Agenbroad researched the pygmy mammoth at the Channel Islands, hundreds of mammoths in South Dakota, and a frozen one in Siberia. Read story.

Gwen Phillips: 1934-2014

A Champion of Educational Innovation

Her establishment of Open Alternative School opened the door to shared decision-making, hands-on learning, and the wisdom of circle time. Read story.

Agnes Mata Guevara:  1917 - 2014

Matriarch of the Rose Café

When Mamanita began working at the Rose Café in 1945, she worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, for eight years, making 75 cents an hour. Read story.

William Samuel DeMayo: 1921 - 2014

A Return to Freedom

Bill DeMayo was grateful for all life offered, from the GI Bill to the people he met. Read story.

Léni Fé Bland: 1915-2014

A Wise Friend and Philanthropist

Léni Fé Bland was a great friend to the music and dance communities. Read story.

Lynn T. Burtness: 1938 – 2014

Heart of Gold

Our mother's love of sewing continued her entire life, and the layers of our Fiesta flower girl skirts are among our most prized possessions. Read story.

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Carnzu "Conny" Abbott Clark

Carnzu “Conny” Abbot Clark, civic activist, philanthropist, dedicated volunteer, lover of nature, music and art, avid reader, ... Read

Theda Temple Drake

Theda Temple Drake was born in Owosso, MI on March 4, 1925, the daughter of Garfield Earnest ... Read

Richard William McInnis II

Richard William McInnis II, was born on January 11, 1958 to Barbara Thomas and Richard McInnis in ... Read

Winifred Marilyn Vedder

Winifred Marilyn Vedder, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on May 16, 2015. A Memorial Service will ... Read

Beverly H. Schydlowsky

Distinguished Therapist, Coach, Educator and Consultant. Her 40 plus years in clinical practice enabled her to become ... Read

Florence H. Dunn

Florence H. Dunn, 81, passed away on May 19, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services planned. Read

Philip Timothy Rozok

Dreaming With Phil-By Larry Sleep Phil Rozok had put in a long day on Monday, May 18th. ... Read

Josephine M. Donato

Josephine M. Donato, 92, passed away on May 21, 2015 in Solvang, CA. No local services planned. Read

Malcolm Gene Morehouse

Malcolm Gene Morehouse of Santa Barbara, California died on April, 30, 2015. He was 91 years old. ... Read

Elizabeth Ann Freet

Liz joined her Lord and Savior peacefully In St. George, Utah as she left this world doing ... Read

Woodrow Wiley

Viewing and Service on May 20th McDermott–Crocket, 2020 Chapala St. Viewing at 10 am – 12 pm ... Read

Loberta Geene Hunter

“Geene” is a unique name. That's because Geene Hunter came up with it herself - Loberta “Geene” ... Read

Dylan Corselius-Willson

Happy Birthday We raise our glasses to you with love and laughter. Today, your day, the sun ... Read

Esperanza Darbyshire-Malham

In Memory I love you so much. I was so broken hearted when you left this world. ... Read

Mary Rita (Bret) Niediek

Born on May 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA; Mary was the first child & only daughter ... Read

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky, 75, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 20, 2015, after a ... Read

Kathryn Faye Blaine

Kathryn Faye Blaine, 63, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away May 14, 2015, at Serenity House Hospice. ... Read

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