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James Victor: 1950-2012

Artist, Father, Extreme Athlete, Burning Man

His connection to the source of it all, and his ability to serve as a conduit to shower us all in beauty, will never be forgotten. Read story.

Dave Brubeck: 1920 – 2012

Jazz Great Brubeck Loved Coming to Santa Barbara

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died on December 5 at age 92, left a lasting mark not only on jazz but also on world culture. Read story.

Barry Alan Berkus: 1935-2012

Architect, Adventurer

The internationally renowned architect designed more than 600,000 residences, many on the South Coast. Read story.

Eleanor Anne Knapp Reynolds: 1915-2012

Advocate for Seniors

Eleanor attracted many people with her ready laugh, her great joy of life, her interest in others and their lives, and her empathy for those in need. Read story.

Swami Swahananda: 1921-2012

Head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California

Swahananda was a sannyasin of unconditional renunciation and a scholar with a bottomless curiosity about the world, renowned for his compassion, his flawless memory – and his insatiable appetite for jokes. Read story.

Andrew L. Jackson, 1958-2012

“The Guitar Chameleon”

The passionate and graceful way Andrew played brought joy to others, and that fueled his creativity in return. Read story.

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.

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Erin Blair Dwight-Murray

On Friday, June 9, 2017, friend, sister, mother, and all around zany and free-spirited, Erin Blair Dwight-Murray ... Read

Bernhard "Bernie" Penner

Bernhard “Bernie” Penner passed away suddenly on Fathers Day. Bernie arrived in America as an 11-year old ... Read

Robert Brierton Jr.

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/17/2017 Age: 67 Occupation: Automotive Mechanic Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

David Ferreira

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/17/2017 Age: 63 Occupation: Chef Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Esther Davis

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 06/19/2017 Age: 90 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Julio Gonzalez Limón

Julio Gonzalez Limón passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA. Our Lord called ... Read

Julio "Pancho" Carrillo, Jr.

Date of Death: June 15, 2017 Age: 73 Residence: Santa Ynez, CA Services: Funeral Mass will be ... Read

Dora Luz Perez

DATE OF BIRTH: 02-19-1962 DATE OF DEATH: 06-17-2017 AGE: 55 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary and ... Read

Charlotte Palacios

Charlotte (“Char”) Palacios, 68, passed away peacefully June 1, surrounded by her children. She is survived by ... Read

Eric Duane Schulenberg

Every day we think of you and miss you. We see you everywhere in the beauty of ... Read

Carol Victoria Dell

Carol Victoria Dell, 71, died June 10 at her home after a long illness. She was born ... Read

George Colin Harrower

George Harrower, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at his long ... Read

Robert William Clayton

DATE OF BIRTH: February 25, 1932 DATE OF DEATH: June 18, 2017 AGE: 85 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Leonard Navarette Rojas

DATE OF BIRTH: 11-06-1955 DATE OF DEATH: 06-13-2017 AGE: 61 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; Friday, ... Read

Carl Lee Reece

Carl Lee Reece passed away peacefully the early morning of June 16, 2017, at Serenity House in ... Read

Earl Gordon Holder

We celebrate the life of Earl Gordon Holder as a man of profound impact on all who ... Read

Lillian Garcia Pizano

Lillian passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born and raised in East Los Angeles ... Read

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