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Margaret Ruth Zimmerman: 1924-2013

Wife and Mother

My mother, Margaret, was the 1950s version of a superwoman. Read story.

Thomas Yee Chung: 1942-2013

Owner of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens

When people ask me if I miss Jimmy’s, my answer is always yes, and no. Read story.

Roy Wentz, 1923-2013

Eternal Cowboy

Roy Wentz was no “Rhinestone Cowboy” — my godfather was the real deal, living the cowboy way, every day. Read story.

Gilbert Michael Herrera, 1965-2013

Musician, Bon Vivant, Beloved Friend

Musician, bon vivant, and beloved friend. Read story.

Joseph Pollock: 1913-2013

Physician and Philanthropist

You had to up your game when Joe was around. Read story.

Ellen Louise Marcus: 1925-2013

Washington Insider

Ellen had three qualities in particular that allowed her to move in the highest circles of power in Washington. Read story.

Joe Burke: 1949-2013

Surfer

Joe Burke’s Isla Vista Surf Company introduced countless UCSB students to the life-changing pursuit of waves. Read story.

Eric Cole Kitchen: 1950-2013

Attorney

Often, the most enchanting of us arrive in the most complex of packages. Read story.

Myrna Price and Sidney Price

Each of my parents was so beautifully unique and special. Read story.

Glenn Adwin Montague: 1927-2013

Choral Director

I will always be haunted by the sound — the flawless choral sound, and intense spiritual impact — of a Glenn Montague choir. Read story.

Debra “Dee” Weyermann: 1954-2013

Reporter

Dee Weyermann had just bagged another big story, and the copy desk was going to be working overtime tonight. Read story.

Vaughn E. Greditzer: 1920-2013

Artist

Some people are born into this world quietly, serenely, and others burst into it with incredible presence. Read story.

Jimmy McLeod: 1934-2013

Engineer, Soccer Player, Laird of the Wine Country

Most mornings for the past decade would find Jimmy McLeod seated at the big table inside the Vices & Spices coffee shop, engaged in lively conversation with anybody and everybody gathered around him and his wife, Elinor. Read story.

Lily Rossi: 1942 - 2013

Former Santa Barbara City Clerk

Many words come to mind in thinking about Lily Rossi: warm, caring, friend, strong work ethic, sense of humor, honest, thorough, and professional. Read story.

Jim McCoy: 1931-2013

Owner of McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

McCoy was a big bear of a guy who was welcoming to all who came in and around his life. Read story.

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Rebecca May

Born in 1950 in Blackfoot, Idaho, “The Potato Capital of the World,” Becky was the eldest of ... Read

Ruth T. Joel

Ruth Thomas Joel – Dobbs Ferry, NY/ Santa Barbara, CA - passed away peacefully on January 11, ... Read

Betsy H. Green

Betsy made her entrance in Buffalo and lived here and there, each move an improvement in climate ... Read

Naoma Gower Ford

Naoma Gower Ford, nee Naoma Jean Gower, passed away on January 5th, 2018, at age 88. She ... Read

George Sirkin

Celebration of Life George Sirkin July 21, 1929-November 23, 2017 Service to be held Saturday, February 10 ... Read

Gary Howard

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 01/13/2018 Age: 83 Occupation: Civil Engineer Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Elke Dreves

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 01/10/2018 Age: 78 Occupation: Mortgage Broker Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Shirley Ann Wirtz

Shirley Ann Wirtz died peacefully on January 15, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California at the age of ... Read

Alejandro Ortega

Alejandro Ortega, age 85, lived a long beautiful life, having immigrated to the United States from Mexico ... Read

James Armas Ranta

James Armas Ranta, age 71, had a heart attack late Thursday night and passed away early Friday ... Read

Elizabeth Wienecke

County Residence: Carpinteria Date of Death: 12/28/2017 Age: 81 Occupation: Minister Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Esther Medina

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 12/29/2017 Age: 72 Occupation: Drug Counselor Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Steven Combs

County Residence: Ventura Date of Death: 12/28/2017 Age: 64 Occupation: Private-US Army Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

William Harvey

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 01/01/2018 Age: 71 Occupation: Hair Dresser Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Donald Knapp

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 12/31/2017 Age: 65 Occupation: Cook Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Herbert Hettich

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 01/05/2018 Age: 67 Occupation: Engineer Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Misael Padillo

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 01/04/2018 Age: 40 Occupation: Window Tint Installer Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

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