Elizabeth D. "Betsey" Ryan: 1920-2012

School Principal, President of Maravilla Residents Council

Since my mom’s death earlier this year, I have had the chance to
 go through many of her little treasures: keepsakes, letters and
postcards, boxes of unsorted photographs. Read story.

Elmer Wilson Koonce: 1916-2012

WWII Pilot, Building Contractor, United Boys & Girls Club Chair

Leiutenant Elmer Wilson Koonce (aka The Falcon, The Sultan of Summerland, and Uncle Bud) passed peacefully, on his 96th birthday, at his home in Santa Barbara, surrounded by loved ones. Read story.

Matt Sanchez: 1959-2012

Founder of AllforOne Youth and Mentoring, Barber

I join many at-risk youth as I mourn for the loss of a dear homeboy and carnal. I grieve for the Sanchez family, as they deal with the loss of a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. I pray that the people of Santa Barbara realize they have lost a prince of peace. Read story.

Robert H. Foreman: 1924-2012

First Director of Santa Barbara's Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority, and the Community Development Department

While his name may be unfamiliar today, our city owes Bob Foreman a great debt. Bob laid solid foundations and set high standards for agencies that have shaped much of our city’s unique physical and economic environment. Read story.

Vickie Marie Wasilko: 1951-2012

Landscaper, Surfer, Santa Barbara Women's Softball Hall of Famer

Vickie grew up with her best friends, Michael, Wendy, and Bonnie. They played in the walnut fields (now the YMCA on Hitchcock) and only came home when the streetlights came on. Read story.

Robert Huttenback: 1928-2012

UCSB Chancellor 1977-86

Robert Huttenback played a key role in the National Science Foundation decision to establish the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB. Read story.

Sadnah Lembo: 1939-2012

Healer, Artist, Drummer

Her thriving healing arts practice helped many people heal their physical and emotional ailments. Read story.

Stanley Albert Tysell: 1932-2012

Educator, Musician, Poet, Native American Historian

Stan was a creative and gifted person, a free-spirited dreamer, a beloved friend and family man. Read story.

Jerry Harwin: 1911-2012

Athletic Round Table Co-founder, Leader of Drive to Create Elings Park, Jewelry Store Owner

One of his major legacies is Elings Park, the former landfill that was transformed into a recreational site under his leadership (the access road is named “Jerry Harwin Parkway”). Read story.

Ray Bradbury: 1920-2012

Science-Fiction and Fantasy Author

It took two magical words, “public library,” to get Ray Bradbury to speak at the 2002 Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival. Read story.

Naomi Schwartz: 1934-2012

Coastal Commissioner, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Activist

There is some truth in the adage that political life attracts some of the best and some of the worst people. Naomi Schwartz was one of the very, very best. Read story.

Loretta Marie Wilson: 1937-2012

Artist, Teacher

Loretta always intended to write her own obituary and share her thoughts and the joys of her life, but must have found something more interesting to do. Read story.

C. Michael Ganschow: 1945-2012

Deputy Public Defender

A brilliant advocate, his contributions to the Santa Barbara Community are widely felt but not widely known. Read story.

Alice Alger Kladnik: 1906-2012

Editor, Activist, Tennis Teacher

During her 67 years as a Santa Barbara resident, Alice, a staunch environmentalist and activist, immersed herself in many volunteer activities until she retired at the age of 103. Read story.

Libby Whaley: 1956-2012

Recreation Therapist, Advocate for the Disabled, Climber, Traveler, Artist Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Kent Thomas Weinburg

Kent Thomas Weinberg, with his parents and brother at his bedside surrounding him with love and comfort, ... Read

Lupe Joe Villa

Lupe Joe Villa passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday Oct. 20 at Alexander Gardens, in Santa ... Read

Arthur L. Morgan

DATE OF BIRTH: October 31, 1917 DATE OF DEATH: October 19, 2016 AGE: 98 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wylie

Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wylie was born to John and Nora Mae Wylie on June 15, 1928, at ... Read

Dwain "David" Bushnell

“David” Dwain Bushnell was a young 55 when his Lord called him home on October 14th, 2016, ... Read

Maria del Carmen Tapia

Maria del Carmen Tapia (“Carmen”) passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016 at the age of 91 ... Read

Tomika Sollen

Tomika Sollen was born June 26, 1920, in Berkeley, She passed away peacefully October 17, 2016, with ... Read

Margaret Ann Lawrence

Margaret Ann Lawrence (Marge) was born on January 19, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died peacefully at ... Read

Paul Kopp Nielsen

Paul Nielsen passed away at his home on October 10, 2016, ending a two and one-half year ... Read

David Bushnell

Date of Death: October 14, 2016 Age: 55 Residence: Santa Maria formerly of Santa Barbara, CA Services: ... Read

Walter "Walt" Raleigh Anderson III

Walter “Walt” Raleigh Anderson, III, passed away October 11, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, CA, ... Read

Efren Arroyo

Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Visitation will be 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, October 21 at ... Read

Efren "Guero" Arroyo

Efren “Guero” Arroyo, 35, passed away suddenly Monday October 17, 2016, peacefully surrounded by family. He is ... Read

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak)

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak) was selfless and spread true love. She was born June 26, 1947 in ... Read

Walter Raleigh Anderson III

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 73 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

De Rose Gladys Scacchi

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 79 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Graveside Service will be held ... Read

Gregory Wayne Nancarrow

Gregory Wayne Nancarrow, 57, died Tuesday October 11th, 2016 after fighting a brief illness. He is survived ... Read

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