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Kody: 1998 – 2012

Search and Rescue K9

Credited with numerous finds during his search career, Kody made a difference in my life, my family’s life, and the lives of many others. Read story.

Marilyn Grosboll: 1943-2012

Self-esteem Teacher

Marilyn left her earthsuit on Friday, August 24. Seeing who and what was awaiting her, she departed with a hint of a smile on her face. Read story.

William Watson: 1948-2012

Software Engineer, Classical Music Supporter

William was particularly enthusiastic in inspiring young people to immerse themselves in music for their own intellectual growth and to ensure the continuation and evolution of classical music. Read story.

Victoria A. (Molly) Lopez: 1921-2012

WWII Repairer of Naval Vessels, Mexican and Chumash Cultural Activist

Molly Lopez (née Ruelas) was the last matriarch of the old families at “Spanish Town," Montecito, California. Read story.

Mary Elon Bell Chatham: 1910-2012

Granny

Sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee, Granny hears the door open and a cheery little voice. “Look what we have here,” she says as her great-granddaughter, Lexi, marches into the room. Read story.

Lexi Angelina Krasnoff: 2008-2012

3-Year-Old Girl

Lexi was our sweet baby girl, whom we loved more than anything else in the world. She was always affectionate and at times brutally honest. Lexi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia one week before her second birthday and died at the age of three years after a more than courageous fight. Read story.

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.

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Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado

Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado passed Monday January 2, 2017. Doddie was a devoted wife and mother. Married to ... Read

John Barlow Olson

John Barlow Olson, beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend and long time Santa Barbara resident, passed ... Read

Dr. Bernard Gondos

Dr. Bernard Gondos born in New York Jan 6 1935, died unexpectedly on Jan 2nd 2017. He ... Read

Ruth Elizabeth Baar

December 26, 1922-January 8, 2017 Ruth was born the day after Christmas in Suffern, NY to John ... Read

Theresa A. Baran

Date of Death: January 4, 2017 Age: 85 Residence: Goleta, CA Services: Viewing will be Thursday, January ... Read

Maria Luisa Garcia y Soler de Menzel

DATE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1920 DATE OF DEATH: January 9, 2017 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Roderick (Rod) Paul Stevens

Rod Stevens passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of January 2, 2017 at the age of ... Read

Yvette Cecile Stanley

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Yvette Stanley passed peacefully from this world, with her husband Kriss Stanley ... Read

Ofelia Ortega

Ofelia Ortega, 81, left her mark as she was an enthusiastic, generous and loving person. She came ... Read

Matt Wilson

Celebration of Life Please join friends and family for a Celebration of Life for Matt Wilson this ... Read

Margaret Ann Harper

Margaret, beloved wife of Walter died of internal medical problems in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara on 3rd ... Read

Arthur Alexander Windecker III

Arthur Alexander Windecker III, of Goleta, passed away on December 7, 2016. Art was born in Newark, ... Read

Jose Gallardo

DATE OF BIRTH: 04-08-1970 DATE OF DEATH: 01-07-2017 AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION:Visitation; Tuesday, ... Read

Michael Peter Jogoleff

DATE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1946 DATE OF DEATH: January 7, 2017 AGE: 70 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Bernard Gondos

DATE OF DEATH: 1/03/2017 AGE: 81 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: ... Read

David Warren Huff

Memorial Services for David Warren Huff. Please join us on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Holy Cross ... Read

Dorian Blancarte

DATE OF DEATH: 1/5/2017 AGE: 30 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation noon to 5:00 pm. Tuesday ... Read

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