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.

Bob Whitney: 1941-2015

A Warrior for the Environment

Remembered fondly by all who worked with him, Bob Whitney helped preserve significant areas in Santa Barbara and Northern California. Read story.

Karen Sinsheimer, 1942 - 2015

Curator of Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Read story.

Willy Chamberlin: 1940-2015

Expert in County Politics and Team Penning

The former county supervisor brought political power to the North County when he won and lost the same election in 1992. Read story.

Erno Daniel: 1946-2015

Pioneer in Geriatric Medicine

Erno Daniel, MD, practiced at Sansum Clinic since 1978 and was an early pioneer in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, lecturing across the country and writing extensively on the topics. Read story.

Merlyn Kelly: 1941 - 2014

Police Officer, Gentleman, and a Gentle Man

The Santa Barbara Police Department family remembers Merlyn Kelly as a kind and gutsy public servant. Read story.

Gwendolyn DeBard Strong: 2007-2015

A Young, Yet Full, Life Lived

In her 7 years and 9 months, Gwendolyn Strong touched the hearts of many and gave birth to a foundation to fight spinal muscular atrophy. Read story.

Vivian ‘Vie’ Marie Hapeman Obern: 1921 - 2015

Restored Hope House, Championed Trails, a Dedicated Volunteer

Children, bicycles, horses, history, and trails — all became the focus of Vie Obern's forward-looking civic efforts. Read story.

Debby Davison: 1950-2015

Longtime News Anchor, Exceptional Friend

Debby Davison anchored newscasts for KEYT for almost two decades and was a frequent host for charitable events after arriving in Santa Barbara in 1990. Read story.

George (Jürgen) Wittenstein: 1919-2015

A Member of WWII's White Rose

Dr. George Wittenstein was one of the only survivors of Nazi Germany's White Rose resistance group. Read story.

Antonio Martinez Guevara


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. 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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Betty Ellen Dilkey

Betty Ellen Dilkey was born on March 15, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA and passed away peacefully ... Read

Winifred VanDeSteene

Winifred VanDeSteene died on September 12, 2015. Win was the mother of SB resident Cheryl Kelmar, and ... Read

Carolyn Cranston Gelles

Born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 5th, 1961, Carrie died in a single-vehicle accident on October 1st, ... Read

Darrian Leanne Lee

The heavens received another angel as Darrian Leanne Lee, age 64, died Thursday, October 8, 2015 at ... Read

Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs, 81, born April 29, 1934 in The Bronx, died in Santa Barbara on October 8, ... Read

Frederica Yamin

Died Sept. 29, 2015, age 83, at Casa Dorinda, Santa Barbara, California, and was interred at Santa ... Read

Robert A. Watkins

NAME: Robert A. Watkins DATE OF BIRTH: 8/3/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 10/5/2015 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Goleta SERVICE ... Read

Ann Lee

Ann Lee settled in Santa Barbara in 1958 with her husband Donald Lee, the year they became ... Read

Michael Candy

Michael was born in Santa Monica, CA. He graduated from The Catalina Island Boys School; moved to ... Read

Reno Mendoza

NAME: Reno Mendoza DATE OF BIRTH: 6/13/1927 DATE OF DEATH: 10/5/2015 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE ... Read

George Joseph Pickavet

NAME: George Joseph Pickavet DATE OF BIRTH: June 19, 1918 DATE OF DEATH: October 4, 2015 AGE: ... Read

James Franklin Fuller

Jim was born in Chicago IL to George Ernst and May Hochel Fuller, joining brother Ronald. He ... Read

Jim Eby

Jim Eby passed away Monday evening, September 28, 2015, after earning his wings and going to a ... Read

Alberta Pearcy

Alberta Pearcy, 1919 – 2015 Visitation will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider in Santa Barbara Wednesday afternoon, October 7th ... Read

Shane Conran

Shane Michael Conran of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on September 20, 2015, after courageously battling brain ... Read

Jose Morales Gutierrez "Chepo"

Jose Morales Gutierrez "Chepo" was born on October 16, 1953 in La Villita a ranch near the ... Read

Mary Ellen Cokeley (Manwill)

Mary Ellen, 88, passed away Sept 28th quietly and free of pain in her sleep, after fighting ... Read

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