Lonnie Wu: 1942-2018

A Gift

From New York to Pennsylvania to Goleta, Lonnie Wu took in life and restored it to people in need. Read story.

Daniel Knapp: 1955 – 2018

A Homeless Leader

Daniel Knapp fought for homeless rights in Santa Barbara, dedicating his blues guitar skills, inner philosopher, and talent for street theater to the cause. Read story.

Betty Stephens: 1932-2018

What a Woman!

With her uncensored sense of humor and unfailing talent as a hostess, Betty Jo Stephens charmed her guests into opening their wallets for Democratic candidates. Read story.

Lois Jovanovič, MD: 1947-2018

Godmother to Pregnant Women with Diabetes

Dr. Lois Jovanovič was known for being the voice for women with diabetes, pioneering the protocols that make it possible for them to deliver healthy babies. Read story.

Karl Francis Lopker: 1951-2018

Entrepreneur, Force of Nature

The cofounder of two very successful Santa Barbara businesses, Karl Lopker was intensely competitive at virtually everything he did, but he didn't complain if he didn't win. He was too busy getting better. Read story.

In Memoriam: Bob Lovejoy, 1948-2018

Started Three Pickles and Saved Jimmy’s

Bob Lovejoy became a regular at Jimmy’s, where the writer has mixed drinks for decades, and entertained them all with great stories and stale jokes. Read story.

Lawrence Bailard Jr.: 1921-2018

Rancher, Ocean Lover

Instead of farming exactly as it had always been done, Lawry chose to grow pumpkins, creating Mr. Bailard’s u-pick pumpkin patch, so successful it put his four children through college. Read story.

In Memoriam: Ken Williams, 1950-2018

Compassionate Friend

Ken Williams walked the streets of Santa Barbara for more than three decades, reaching out to the poor and the marginalized. Read story.

In Memoriam: Ralph Philbrick, 1934-2017

Island Botanist and Environmentalist

Santa Barbara’s plants and habitats lost a knowledgeable friend and supporter with the death of Ralph Philbrick. Read story.

Arve Sjovold: 1935-2018

Trout Fisherman, Water Conservationist

Arve Sjovold's casual observations were spellbinding to his sons; they found the relationship between a small thing or event to larger ones, even those of global proportions. Read story.

Tom Urbanske: 1929-2018

A Life Rich in Memories and Public Service

Much has been said about Tom Urbanske, but his children remember his storytelling and how he loved the Santa Maria Valley. Read story.

In Memoriam: Harris Meisel, MD, 1932-2018

Artist and Healer

Harris Meisel came to Santa Barbara more than 50 years ago to establish the Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital (now Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital), where he built a master tool to marry art and healing science. Read story.

In Memoriam: Jim Ranta, 1946-2018

Aquatics Mentor and Coach

Jim Ranta’s lifelong commitment to club water polo raised the bar for the sport in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Remembering Miloš Forman

A Stranger in Paradise

A stranger in paradise. Read story.

In Memoriam: Sunanta ‘Sunny’ Quinn, 1954-2017

Instant Friend, Family Woman Extraordinaire

The famed bartender at Mel’s, Sunny loved Santa Barbara. And Santa Barbara loved her right back. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge online. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Carolyn Ann Roche

Carolyn Ann Roche, 65, of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 after a ... Read

Jeffrey Allen Rubinstein

Jeffrey Allen Rubinstein, 67, of Pawleys Island, SC passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 8, ... Read

Linda Suarez

DATE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1947 DATE OF DEATH: November 10, 2018 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

William H. "BILL" Lewis

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things ... Read

Elva Verona Jorgensen

Elva was born in 1921 to Danish parents, Jens and Jenny Husted in Sac City, Iowa and ... Read

Charles Anthony Abraham

Charles Anthony Abraham, 67, suddenly passed away on October 11, 2018. Chuck, aka “the Gorilla,” was a ... Read

Cynthia O’Shaughnessy

Cynthia O’Shaughnessy was born on 11/10/1955 in Downey, CA and returned to heaven on the 8th of ... Read

June Cuff Smith

June Smith, age 92, passed away at Vista Del Monte in Santa Barbara, California on Friday, November ... Read

Ursula Mahlendorf

Ursula Mahlendorf passed away on October 31, 2018 at the age of 89 after a short illness. ... Read

Joey Lamar West


Linda Kay Raney

Linda Kay Raney, a Santa Barbara resident for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully at home ... Read

Robbie Yamada

Sep 6, 1979-Nov 4, 2018 Resident of San Jose. Robbie Yamada, 39, beloved son, baby brother and ... Read

Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks was born 5/19/37 and passed away peacefully on 10/24/18. He grew up in Carpinteria. After ... Read

Joanna Morgan

Always Willing to Love Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Joanna peacefully passed away at home October 20, 2018 at ... Read

Susan Macartney

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 10/24/2018 Age: 74 Occupation: Sales Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Stephen Williams

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 10/27/2018 Age: 73 Occupation: Trap and Skeet Club Manager Arrangements by: ... Read

Charles "Wendell" Casey Jr.

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 10/31/2018 Age: 87 Occupation: Owner/Operator Landscaping Co. Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

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