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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.

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.

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Joe Pinnella

Joe Pinnella passed away gently, sweetly, beautifully, March 5, 2017, at home in Santa Barbara, with his ... Read

Ardna M. Pfeiler

DATE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1921 DATE OF DEATH: March 20, 2017 AGE: 95 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Olivia Galvez-Storke-Martinez

DATE OF DEATH: 3/17/2017 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Funeral Mass will be held on ... Read

Rita Denise (Presley) Mitchell

Rita Denise (Presley) Mitchell was born in Boonville, CA, where she lived her early years. While in ... Read

Leslie Frederika Holt

Leslie passed away in the early morning hours of March 9 after several weeks of loving care ... Read

Richard E. Arbagey

DATE OF DEATH: 3/11/2017 AGE: 94 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Celebration of Life will be ... Read

Elizabeth Frances Ruskauff

DATE OF DEATH: 3/8/2017 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Graveside Service will be held ... Read

Edwin (Ed) Aspinwall

Edwin (Ed) Aspinwall passed away peacefully at home in Thousand Oaks, on February 21, 2017, following a ... Read

Lavonne Irene Sanchez

Lavonne Irene Sanchez passed away on March 7th, 2017 after a long battle with cancer at the ... Read

H. Peter Karoff

H. Peter Karoff, a renowned contributor to the world of philanthropy and a business leader in Boston, ... Read

Darlene Giorgi Postel

Darlene Giorgi Postel, 88, passed into the Kingdom of Heaven on March 7, 2017. Darlene was born ... Read

Michele Malia Bennett

Michele was called to her ultimate tee time on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born December 18, 1963 ... Read

David Gold

David Gold (no middle name) was born in Centerville, Iowa, a small, mid-western, coal town with a ... Read

Helen Marie Smith

Age 84 Residence, Santa Barbara CA DOD: 3/14/2017 Read

Dana Levy

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 03/08/2017 Age: 79 Occupation: Book Designer Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Virginia Eleanor James

On February 15th I saddled up one last time and rode off into the sunset. This has ... Read

Hannah A. Thomas

DATE OF DEATH: 3/6/2017 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing on Thursday from 4:00 to ... Read

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