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Doug Miller: 1941-2017

Radical Christian

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read story.

Joanne ‘Jody’ White: 1922-2017

Fought the Good Fight for Santa Ynez Valley

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read story.

Philip Koplin: 1942-2017

Editor, Artist, and Funk Zone Pioneer

Philip Ivan Koplin died suddenly of a viral heart infection on July 6, 2017. Read story.

Michael Adam Cobb: 1965-2017

The Soul of Generosity

Mike Cobb was incredibly kind, the person who lent a hand or a board — or any gear that he had. Read story.

Bill Coleman: 1941-2016

Reawakened the Farmers' Market

Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read story.

Harris Seed: 1927-2017

Attorney, Nonprofit Advocate, Businessperson

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read story.

Robinson Jay Eikenberry: 1969-2017

A Life of Light and Love

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read story.

Memoirs of a Traveler

'All the Rest Is Silence'

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read story.

Evelyn Gerlach: 1920 - 2017

'Be Kind to Yourself and Others'

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read story.

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James DeLoreto survived his posting as a WWII glider pilot in Europe and became a well-known attorney, president of the Bar, city councilmember, and Italian vice-consul in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Nancy Walker Koppelman: 1954-2017

The Definition of Feminine Power and Grace

An ambassador without a portfolio and a friend to presidents, Nancy Koppelman's greatest gift was her open heart. Read story.

Jody Lynn Kaufman: 1952-2017

Beautiful and Brilliant

All who knew her counted themselves extremely fortunate to have had Jody Kaufman in their lives. Read story.

John W. Carpenter: 1929-2017

Formative Santa Barbara County Sheriff

The county's sheriff from 1971-1990, John Carpenter modernized the department with a combination of planning and political astuteness. Read story.

Maureen Lance: 1938-2017

The Bird Lady

“Are you the bird lady?” For many years after failing eyesight forced Maureen Lance to give up caring for injured or orphaned birds, she would get such phone calls and was able to direct the caller to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Read story.

Bob Saunders: 1943-2017

The Man Who Loved Horses

A large-animal doctor, Bob Saunders treated cattle, ostriches, llamas, and alpacas during his time, but his business was horses. Read story.

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Phyllis J. Flett

DATE OF BIRTH: 06-03-1924 DATE OF DEATH: 09-17-2017 AGE: 93 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Services ... Read

Phyllis Jeanne Flett

Phyllis Jeanne Flett, 93 years old and life-long resident of Santa Barbara, passed away peacefully on the ... Read

Tracie Marie Gunderson

Tracie Marie Gunderson, 34, died on September 6th, 2017, from an aortic artery aneurism, in Santa Barbara, ... Read

Harry Graham

Harry Graham died in July from catastrophic brain injury resulting from a fall. He was removed from ... Read

Frank Leroy Warren

Frank Leroy Warren passed away peacefully early Wednesday, September 13 at the age of 92 in the ... Read

James Wm "Jim" Maddalon

James Wm Maddalon ("Jim") originally of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away at age 66 at his home ... Read

Naomi Dawn Trinidad Alcasas Castanon

Passed away peacefully on September 10, 2017. Born October 11, 1981 in Santa Barbara. Naomi was a ... Read

Philip "Bud" Tullis

On August 31st, 2017, Philip ‘Bud’ Tullis let go after over 3 years work at recovering from ... Read

Mae Alice "Sammy" Lynaugh

Mae Alice “Sammy” Lynaugh, lover of animals, advocate for children with disabilities, passionate fan of Tony Bennet ... Read

Eileen Jo Said Dykema

Eileen was a beautiful woman who loved God first and loved her family and friends deeply. She ... Read

Chris Casebeer

Chris Casebeer was a man who was big, bold, and full of love. Breaking social norms everywhere ... Read

Eric H. Boehm

Eric H. Boehm passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2017, at age 99. Eric was ... Read

Robert Morrell Talley

Robert Morrell Talley passed away peacefully on September 11 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. True to the ... Read

Joseph Manuel "Manny" Osuna

Joseph Manuel "Manny" Osuna was born on April 25, 1949 and he passed away peacefully on September ... Read

Linda Hinkle

Linda Hinkle passed away while surrounded by family on August 12, 2017, due to complications from a ... Read

Patricia L. Bunce

DATE OF BIRTH: 10-17-1939 DATE OF DEATH: 09-09-2017 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial ... Read

Alexis Maria Keramaris

Alexis Maria Keramaris was born Oct 20, 1991 in Santa Barbara to Nick Keramaris and Terry Chlentzos. ... Read

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