Ed Mannon: 1953 - 2016

Homeless Rights Advocate, Street Person

Ed Mannon occupied the epicenter of homeless activism in the 1980s, challenging the "no camping" ordinance and getting voting rights for people with no "fixed domicile." Read story.

J.J. Hollister III: 1932-2016

Gaviota Rancher, Raconteur

An attorney, rancher, and grand storyteller, J.J. Hollister left a legacy of civic and family pride. Read story.

Haskell Wexler: 1922-2015

The People’s Cinematographer

Haskell Wexler earned Oscars for producing a short film and two for cinematography, and recognition at Cannes along the way. Read story.

Helen Stathis: 1930-2015

Inspired the Greek Festival

Bringing the warm hospitality of her Greek heritage to her adopted city, Helen Stathis sparked the first of Santa Barbara's decades of Greek Festivals in 1973. Read story.

Hilda (Shanta-Ma) Densmore: 1915-2015

The Original 'Hugging Mother'

Nothing in Shanta-Ma's brutal early life would suggest she'd live an increasingly loving and openhearted 100 years. Read story.

Dennis Rickard: 1953–2015

Old Spanish Days Leader

Dennis Rickard's involvement in Fiesta started when he was 2 and culminated in his role as El Presidente. Read story.

Steve Malone: 1949-2015

Photographed Santa Barbara for 43 Years

Photographer Steve Malone spent his life capturing the essential moments in the life of our town. Read story.

Dan Poynter: 1938-2015

Legendary Author and Self-Publishing Pioneer

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual guided countless authors' manuscripts into becoming books. Read story.

Kenneth Storey Korten: 1954 - 2015

A Gifted Artist Who Lived Simply

Santa Barbara artist Kenneth Korten created beautiful objects through careful observation and patient craftsmanship, and he walked gently on this earth. Read story.

Stewart Harrison Mills:  1986-2015

Forever Young

Everyone who met Stewart Mills came away with a new friend; such was his remarkably positive, easy empathy, and sense of fun. Read story.

Lola Nava Guerra: 1925-2015

Gifted Singer, Caring Community Advocate

From the United Farm Workers boycott to saving Ellwood's butterfly grove, talented singer Lola Nava Guerra embraced the activist life. Read story.

Dana Schorr: 1952-2015

A Life Wild and Free

From international meetings to foreign bars, Dana Schorr could use his polylingual charm to get people talking despite cultural and linguistic barriers. Read story.

Barbara Sonia Adams, aka Madame Rosinka: 1947-2014

Wishing the World Well

She made many people’s dreams come true by helping them believe in themselves; her positive attitude was contagious. Read story.

Sojourner Café: 1978-2015

Veggies, with a Side of Nonconformity

A grateful remembrance of Canon Perdido’s beloved health food joint and community club house. Read story.

Rosa Margaret Pace: 1929-2015

Celebrated Chumash Elder and Tribal Advocate

Rosa Margaret Pace helped modernize the Chumash reservation and founded its first medical clinic. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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John L. Coppejans

BORN: 09/26/19 DIED: 01/30/16 AGE: 96 LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA Read

Joya Marie Wells

Joya Marie Wells, age 85, of Santa Barbara, passed peacefully on February 10th, 2016 at Serenity House ... Read

Josef Schwaiger

DATE OF BIRTH: 5/24/1927 DATE OF DEATH: 2/9/2016 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at ... Read

Donna Louise (Skipton) Rice

Donna Louise (Skipton) Rice, age 66, of Santa Barbara, CA. passed away peacefully on February 3, 2016 ... Read

Alan Patrick Johnson

Alan Johnston 12-18-1964 to 01-24-2016 passed on to heaven from a heart attack at the age of ... Read

Carole Ann Stone

Carole Ann Stone, 82, of Surprise, Arizona entered into eternal peace on February 6, 2016 after a ... Read

Erica Nicole Reynolds

Erica Nicole Reynolds, 27, passed away on the evening of January 23, 2016 at the Serenity House ... Read

Beverly Mae Donaldson

Beverly Mae Donaldson, 85, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 after a gradual decline in health. ... Read

Timothy Patrick McGillen

DATE OF BIRTH: 08-29-1946 DATE OF DEATH: 02-06-2016 AGE: 69 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; Friday, ... Read

Suzanne R. Mc Kay

DATE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1923 DATE OF DEATH: February 8, 2016 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Bill (J. William) Nelson

1936 - 2016 A memorial and celebration of Bill Nelson’s life will be held Sunday, February 21st ... Read

Paul Daniel King

Paul Daniel King was born to Guy Le Ray and Margaret Honora Buckley King on February 18, ... Read

Declan Goudet Gloster

Declan Goudet GLOSTER (12 years), second son of Catherine and Paul Gloster, brother of Yannick and Eoghan. ... Read

Luis Madrigal

Age 81, loving husband, father, friend, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 surrounded by family. He ... Read

Nancy Elizabeth May de L'Arbre

Nancy Elizabeth May de L’Arbre passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016. She was born on November ... Read

Anna Jacqueline Rhodes

Feb 11, 1987 - Aug 10, 2014 Happy 29th Birthday Dear Anna. You are loved and missed ... Read

Jimmy Page

In Loving Memory James (Jimmy) Benson Page formerly of Santa Barbara passed away on January 20, 2016 ... Read

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