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Phyllis Zimmerman: 1934-2012

Choir Director

Never once did I come through my dear friend Phyllis Zimmerman's door, in all the years I visited her, to hear music playing. I came to realize that only a caretaker of silence can be a true caretaker of sound. Read story.

Jim Lindsey: 1933-2012

Advertising Executive, Civic Activist

With Lindsey a principal on the account, Toyota and the advertising firm made history in the creation of image — including the jingle, "You asked for it, you got it, Toyota!" Read story.

Bobby Isaacson, 1948-2012

Storyteller, Teacher, Rancher, Friend

Remembering the storyteller, teacher, rancher, and friend. Read story.

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.

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Joseph B. Schomer

Date of Death: February 9, 2017 Age: 71 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: No service planned. Read

Kevin W. Speier

DATE OF BIRTH:?April 26, 1983 DATE OF DEATH: February 15, 2017 AGE: 33 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA DATE, ... Read

George Edward McLintock

It was a different era, when all men felt it their patriotic duty to serve in the ... Read

Aurelia H. Herrera

DATE OF BIRTH: June 16,1925 DATE OF DEATH: February 15, 2017 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA ... Read

Shirley Anne Doris (McLellan) Carter

Shirley Anne Doris (McLellan) Carter died on Thursday, February 9, surrounded by her family in her home. ... Read

Isidro Torres

DATE OF BIRTH: 05-15-1961 DATE OF DEATH: 02-07-2017 AGE: 55 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial ... Read

Ellen Reid

Ellen Reid passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on February 13th, 2017. She maintained strong ... Read

Fern Mae Halperin

DATE OF BIRTH: 04-18-1928 DATE OF DEATH: 02-09-2017 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Celebration ... Read

Barbara Louise Swain

Louise quietly passed away November 17, 2016, at the age of 87. Born in Longview, WA, she ... Read

Steven John Andrach

51 years, Has gone home to be United With the Lord, February 4th 2017. His Mother, Josie ... Read

Tom Tsunoda

Tom Tsunoda was born and raised in Santa Barbara, growing up on the eastside near Franklin school. ... Read

Michael Alan Vigil

Michael Alan Vigil was born in Santa Barbara to Phyllis Valdez Vigil and Edward R Vigil on ... Read

Cora Jean Hardoin

Date of Death: February 8, 2017 Age: 87 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Viewing will be Saturday ... Read

Charlotte Garrett

Charlotte Garrett Age 51, went to be with the Lord on Monday January 20, 2017. Charlotte was ... Read

Robert L. Miller

Rev. Robert L. Miller, 83, passed away in his mountain home in Livermore, CO January 28, 2017. ... Read

William Smolinski

The world lost a wise soul last Monday morning when William (Bill, Bimby) Smolinski, age 84, passed ... Read

Richard H. Aberle

Richard H. Aberle died on January 31, 2017 after a brief illness. He was greeted by the ... Read

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