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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.

Levon Helm: 1940-2012

Drummer and Singer for The Band

No other American in the past 50 years did more to put American roots music on the global map than Levon Helm. Read story.

Peter Douglas: 1942-2012

California Coastal Commission Director

Next time you wander down to the shoreline, take a moment to reflect on the life of Peter Douglas and the agency he dedicated his life to creating, sustaining, and leading. Read story.

James Easton Brodhead: 1932-2012

Character Actor, Journalist, Atheist Activist

James Easton Brodhead, character actor, journalist, and atheist activist, died on April 6 of kidney failure in Santa Barbara. He was 80 years old. Read story.

Babatunde Folalyemi: 1940-2012

Activist, Artist, former Santa Barbara City Councilmember

It's not easy to bring soulfulness into the world. Many try, and if you have a positive view of human nature, you might say it is what everybody tries to do. Babatunde Folayemi did it. Read story.

Gerda Ursula Zinn (Ambika): 1913-2012

1930s German Actress, Vedanta Society Devotee

“When I heard the door close behind me, I was terrified,” Gerda Zinn recalled, describing her meeting with Adolf Hitler and his flunky Joseph Goebbels. Read story.

Annette S. Hughes: 1920-2012

Homemaker, Mother, Wife

Annette couldn’t help but effortlessly create and maintain a happy, winning, and forever closeknit family – something precious and rare. Read story.

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Edwin Ryder Edwards

Edwin Ryder Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, October 7, 1922 to Emma Holland Ryder Edwards ... Read

Joseph Patarak

DATE OF BIRTH: 02-20-1920 DATE OF DEATH: 08-20-2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: No ... Read

John Robert (J.R., Bob) Haller

John Robert (Bob) Haller, renowned California botanist, inspirational teacher, and mentor to so many, died on August ... Read

Ronald Grant Robertson

DATE OF BIRTH: December 22, 1938 DATE OF DEATH: August 19, 2016 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria , ... Read

Mack Stanton

Remembering Mack Mack Stanton 02-05-37 to 09-07-09 You've been gone for seven years now, but I still ... Read

Sandy -Sandy Pants- Sandra D Dog

Born in Santa Barbara. Mother was a purebred Weimaraner, father was a Catahoula who climbed over a ... Read

Dr. Gino C. Battistone

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, of Silver Spring, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD. He was a graduate ... Read

William (Bill) Francis Shinn

Bill Shinn passed away August 17, 2016 at his home in Goleta, CA. Bill was born February ... Read

Barbara K. Chaney

DATE OF BIRTH: 9/2/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 8/14/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: No Services. Read

Gerald S. Thede

Jerry Thede passed away peacefully August 7, 2016 in Santa Barbara from complications of Parkinson’s Disease after ... Read

Geoffrey R. Johnson

Geoffrey R. Johnson passed away on July 26, 2016 in Santa Barbara surrounded by his loving family. ... Read

Norman Wolfgang Jaffe

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 8/13/2016 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service ... Read

Larry McMullen

A loving Father and husband, Larry McMullen, passed away from Early Onset Alzheimer’s on July 23, 2016. ... Read

Robert Burns Donnelly

DATE OF BIRTH: 8/04/1920 DATE OF DEATH: 8/14/2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria. SERVICE INFORMATION: Graveside service Friday ... Read

Jasmine Murphy

It's been 2 years and you are still missed today, tomorrow and forever. I love you buttercup. ... Read

Raphael R. Saragosa

In Memoriam 5 December - 21 August 2001 In loving memory, we are strong as ever knowing ... Read

Rose Betty Hernandez

ROSE BETTY HERNANDEZ, passed away on July 19, 2016. Rose was born on August 3, 1930 in ... Read

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