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Neal Taylor: 1932-2011

Ultimate Outdoorsman

I can hardly conceive of a world without Neal Taylor, one of the great personalities of our time. Read story.

Danny Lee McLaughlin, Jr.: 1966-2011

Caregiver

Suicide is so glaring that we sometimes focus on that aspect of death rather than the person. Let me try and bring you a view of who Danny, the person, really was. Read story.

Alfred Moir: 1924-2010

Art Professor and Collector

Four days before Alfred Moir passed away on November 13, his booming voice could still be heard from afar on the UCSB campus, announcing a buoyant presence which always seemed a bit larger than life and is bound to go on growing posthumously, the way legends do. Read story.

Richard Legrand: 1926-2011

Banjo Player

Richard was one of he most talented musicians I have ever known, and he played his beloved tenor banjo right up until a week before his death. Read story.

Sister Sylvianne Mattern: 1916-2011

St. Francis Hospital CEO

The arrival of Sister Sylvianne’s skills was a godsend, coming at a time when financial resources were in such short supply that the plan was to eliminate beds and mental health services. She leaves a legacy of fundraising and renovation. Read story.

Jeff White, 1938-2010

Surfer, Board Shaper, Surf-n-Wear Founder

Surfers have a way of lavishing the word "legend" upon one another when an individual has performed well or achieved something noteworthy within the surfing community. Read story.

Dave McEachen 1944-2010

Educator

The world lost a beloved educator and community member when Dave McEachen experienced sudden cardiac death on Sunday, November 21, while racing his sailboat. Read story.

Patricia Rushton, 1940-2010

Harpist, Composer, Artist

I only knew her for her last five years on this Earth, so I can’t speak for what she was like as a younger being, but I believe her glow was something that just kept deepening with age. Read story.

Sheila Holenda, 1962-2010

Experimental Performer and Singer

Sheila’s unique contribution to the musical scene was her sophisticated wit and intelligence, and boundless energy that generated parodies of artistic self-seriousness. Read story.

David P. Wass, 1928-2010

Community Activist

David Wass, my father, was a great man, a lover of nature, actively involved in the community … no, stop. Stop, stop, stop. Read story.

Leatrice Joy Meucci:
1922 - 2010

A Life on the Banks

She didn’t do anything huge or press worthy… she just did thousands of small things with determination, grace, and love… that brought life into focus for her family and friends. Read story.

Mary Lanzisera Partridge

Museum Docent

I have had the fortune of knowing Mary Lanzisera Partridge since she moved to Santa Barbara in 1998 when she was 85 years old. Read story.

Amy Van Meter 1967-2010

Mediator, Social Activist, Creative Writer

Amy Van Meter was one of the strongest women we’ve ever known. Read story.

Carlee McLaughlin: 1970-2010

Autistic Photographer

Carlee was both burdened and blessed with living in a special world. Read story.

Lendell Ray McDowell: 1954-2010

Poem in tribute to a regular at the Santa Barbara harbor. Read story.

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Dr. Erno S. Daniel

Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday, February ... Read

Lucia M. Korolev

Lucia M. Korolev, 88, passed away on February 26th, 2015. Visitation - Friday, March 6, Noon to ... Read

Angela B. Orellana

Angela B. Orellana, 64, passed away on February 22nd, 2015. A viewing will take place on Friday ... Read

Frances M. Conn

Frances M. Conn, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away February 20, 2015. Celebration of Life service pending. ... Read

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson passed away early Sunday morning February 15th. She died peacefully in her sleep. ... Read

Donna Kittle

Donna Kittle, 86, passed away in Santa Barbara on February 17th, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held ... Read

Jeffrey Michael Parker

Parker, Jeffrey Michael (Age 35) Jeff Parker, our cherished son and brother left us on January 2 ... Read

Nathaniel Michael Dovgin

"If you love someone enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone". You had an ... Read

Judith Stafford Macneil

Judith Stafford Macneil left us on February 12, 2015. Born to Lillian Hague and Rodney Stafford Sr. ... Read

Glen Edward Daley

Glen Edward Daley, 79, of Montecito, passed away peacefully on 2/19/2015 after a lengthy illness surrounded by ... Read

Lola Nava Guerra

Lola Nava Guerra was a woman of indomitable courage, tremendous talent and infectious vivacity. Born to Mexican ... Read

Jesse Orosco Sr

Jesse Orosco Sr passed away with his only son Jesse Orosco Jr at his side. Dad was ... Read

Thomas Oliver Moulds

Thomas “Tom” Oliver Moulds died peacefully and surrounded by family on December 13, 2014, at the age ... Read

Robert Eugene Fischer

Beloved husband, amazing dad, loving grandpa, devoted uncle, excellent golfer, soaring private pilot, Robert Eugene Fischer (“Bob”) ... Read

Irene Shillington

Irene Shillington, 95, passed away in Carpenteria on February 14th, 2015. Service - Saturday, February 21, 10:00 ... Read

Elijah (Eli) Abram Mooney

A memorial service was held at Goleta Beach Park on February 7, 2015 where family and friends ... Read

Elayne Marilyn Barco

Elayne was born In New York on April 29, 1926 and quickly matured into a beautiful woman ... Read

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