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.

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. 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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Martha Tavis Boise

Martha Tavis Boise died from natural causes on November 18, 2015 at age 86 at the family ... Read

Ugo D. Arnoldi

One of the “GREATEST GENERATIONS” Ugo D. Arnoldi passed away from pneumonia and dementia Tuesday November 24, ... Read

Muriel Agnes Siry

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/1/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Angelo Granaroli

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/6/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2015 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Catherine Ransdell

Catherine Carol Owen Ransdell, 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Goleta, Calif. Cathy was born ... Read

Bryan C. Nellis

Bryan Nellis passed away on October 13, 2015, while under the wonderful care of the staff at ... Read

John David Woltcheck

John Woltcheck was born on October 26, 1926 to Dimitri Philip and Lena Juliana Woltcheck, who immigrated ... Read

Martha Boise

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/7/1929 DATE OF DEATH: 11/18/2015 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Carlos Ayala

Carlos, 94, a resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully at his home in Goleta, California. Carlos ... Read

Michael Waugh Jochim

A native of Santa Barbara, Mike had a true zest for life. Born with a physical disability, ... Read

Henry Eugene Santillanes

Henry Eugene Santillanes, 79, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Kenji Ota

NAME: Kenji Ota DATE OF BIRTH: 5/14/1923 DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2015 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Goleta SERVICE INFORMATION: ... Read

Efrem Herbert Ostrow

Efrem Herbert Ostrow Age 91 Resided in Santa Barbara, CA DOD: 11/6/2015 Graveside service 11/12/15 @ Santa ... Read

Dorothy Francis (Mieth) White

Dorothy Francis-Mieth White was born on February 12, 1920 in Cupertino, CA and passed away on October ... Read

Katharine Rue

Katharine was born in Santa Barbara on January 20, 1921 to Charles and Josephine Breck. She was ... Read

Edward Paul Petrin

Edward (“Ed”) Paul Petrin, 64, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Milton Albert Prekker

Milton Albert Prekker was born on October 12, 1926 to Matthew and Cassie Prekker in Clara City, ... Read

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