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Antonio Martinez Guevara

1924-2015

The patriarch to a large family of children, friends, and customers, Tony Guevara also turned his hand often to repairs. Read story.

Audie Love: 1941-2015

A Teacher in a Million

Audie Love was a noted art teacher nationally, and his encouragement of many students led to professional art careers. Read story.

Cliff Sponsel: 1910 - 2014

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Cliff Sponsel's life spanned from a one-room schoolhouse to an engineering career to a love of cars to some major philanthropy. Read story.

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.

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Pauline De Alba

Pauline De Alba, 96, passed away on July 2, 2015 in Carpinteria. SERVICE INFORMATION: Funeral mass will ... Read

Donald Friedman

The world lost a good man, a “mensch,” on June 16, 2015. Donald Friedman passed away peacefully ... Read

Donald Davis

Donald Davis Born in central California on Oct. 31, 1950. Graduated from Cate School, class of 1968, ... Read

Robert E. Marshall

In Remembrance of ROBERT EUGENE MARSHALL loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. January 3, 1922 to June 10, ... Read

Frances Maher

Frances G. Maher, 85, passed away on June 18, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Funeral mass ... Read

Joshua Christiansson

Celebration of Life For Joshua Christiansson And Grandmother Karen Sunday July 12, 1-4 pm 2427 Murrell Rd. ... Read

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr.

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr. (Bob), 76 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Santa Barbara, died on March 26, ... Read

Esther Isaacson

With the passing of Esther Isaacson on May 25 at age 102, the Santa Barbara County ranching ... Read

Lynn Ripley Willmarth

Lynn Ripley Willmarth, 79, of Marina Del Rey died on April 5, 2015. She was born on ... Read

Vivian Marie Hapeman Obern

Vivian, ‘Vie,’ passed away peacefully on June 21, 2015 at the age of 94. Vivian was born ... Read

Dorothy G Beverly

Dorothy G. Beverly, 90, passed away on June 27, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Services Pending. Read

Wanda M. Barnett

Wanda M. Barnett, 85, passed on June 24, 2015. Formerly of Santa Barbara. Private Services. Read

Thomas Josephy Easterbrook

Thomas Joseph Easterbrook, 57, passed away on June 29, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services planned. Read

Elizabeth Proffer

Elizabeth Proffer, 100, passed away on June 23, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No Services planned. Read

Karen Christiansson

Karen Christiansson passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep on the afternoon of June 3, 2015. ... Read

Josie Mae Howard

Josie Mae Howard, also known as “Jo-Mae,” finished her earthly duties on June 14, 2015, at age ... Read

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh, fine printer and publisher. Born April 13, 1935 in Salt Lake City. He lived ... Read

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