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Jonny Wallis: 1946 - 2013

A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta

A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.

Robert Christensen: 1928 - 2013

Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman

A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.

Joy Parkinson: 1924 – 2013

A Hero Moves On

A hero moves on. Read story.

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

Mary Carol Edwards, 1924 – 2013

Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman

The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.

George Delmerico, 1945-2013

First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent

George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.

Rodger Casier, 1955-2013

Artist

Many met Rodger through the Mental Health Arts Festival where his warmth and welcoming energy drew people in to view and appreciate his work. Read story.

Carl P. Woodcock, 1947 - 2013

Surfer

Carl Woodcock died, much as he lived, defiant and rude to just about everyone except those close friends and family he cared so much about. Read story.

Khalid Hurst, 1976 – 2013

Football Player, Loyal Friend, Generous Spirit

The Santa Barbara community is mourning the loss of this open-hearted man. Read story.

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Isolina Bouza

Decedent Name: Isolina Bouza County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/13/2018 Age: 77 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements ... Read

Parnell McGriggs

County Residence: Lompoc Date of Death: 06/02/2018 Age: 46 Occupation: Quality Control Manager Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Caroline Osborne

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/14/2018 Age: 82 Occupation: School Teacher Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Diane Randall

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/07/2018 Age: 62 Occupation: G.I.S. Engineer Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Larry Spears

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 06/10/2018 Age: 77 Occupation: Gold Smith Jeweler Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Kim Angelo Christiansen

Kim Angelo Christiansen (aka Kimbo) a prolific artist, lover of family, and consummate free-spirit, passed away in ... Read

Burton Rayden

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/19/2018 Age: 90 Occupation: Insurance Executive Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Eric Duane Schulenberg

11/06/54-06/25/09 Beloved Brother, Son, Father, Friend We miss you every day. The mountains and the sea wrap ... Read

Peter K. Wilson

DATE OF DEATH: 06/15/2018 AGE: 73 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services Read

Suzanne E. Roberts

DATE OF BIRTH: 11-08-1934 DATE OF DEATH: 06-16-2018 AGE:83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service; ... Read

Nena Quiros

A Life Well Lived. (A Life Lived Without Boredom?) Born the middle child of 3, to Mario ... Read

Democrito M. Sancha Jr.

1940-2018 A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 30th 11:00 am, at Tucker's Grove ... Read

Gary Richard Shupe

Gary Richard Shupe formerly of Goleta passed away suddenly on June 11, 2018 in Kenmore, Washington. Born ... Read

Ken Williams

Ken Williams was a man of honor and courage, and above all else, a teacher. Throughout a ... Read

Viola Bien

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 05/26/2018 Age: 99 Occupation: Secretary Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Seth Schutz

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 05/31/2018 Age: 63 Occupation: Salesman Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Carter Walters

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 05/28/2018 Age: 86 Occupation: Owner/Operator Moving and Storage Arrangements by: ... Read

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