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.

Rath Shelton: 1923-2012

Westmont's Director of Public Relations

His friendliness came from a spirit of both affection and curiosity, and from a conscious sense that we don’t endure life, we celebrate it. Read story.

Selma Rubin: 1915-2012


Remembering the life of a Santa Barbara grassroots legend. Read story.

Barbara Galloway: 1939-2011


I met Barbara many years ago at the Sunday art show along Cabrillo Boulevard. Read story.

Marguerite Birch Torbert: 1912-2011

Curator, Editor, and Painter

Meg began to paint seriously only after retirement in 1978 from a 45-year career as a teacher, designer, editor, and curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she hung shows for and wrote articles about many important mid-century artists Read story.

Mike deGruy: 1951-2012

Underwater Cinematographer

Mike was director of photography for a gazillion films and series about ocean animals. He worked for National Geographic and PBS, for BBC and David Attenborough and James Cameron and Turner Broadcasting. His contagious enthusiasm was once graphically captured in his jumping and gesturing during a one-hour film called The Octopus Show, which led to Mike's celebrated TED talk on the creature. Read story.

Jim Cook: 1946-2011

Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Theater Director

He brought an elevated and artistic sensibility to every publication he worked on, from fine cookbooks to student newspapers, literary works to catalogs. Read story.

Berka Smock: 1926-2011

Feline Philanthropist

Berka and her late husband began the Tenth Life Foundation, caring for old and disabled cats. Read story.

Chet Gala: 1933-2011

Balboa Building Superintendent

It was my good fortune to meet Chet Gala almost immediately upon moving to Santa Barbara in 1983 to take a job as reporter with the Santa Barbara News & Review. Read story.

Rachel Oatman Johansen: 1931-2011

Teacher at Starr King Parent-Child Workshop

Rachel Johansen — for 31 years one of the pillars of the Starr King Parent-Child Workshop — was all about giving young minds and souls the freedom to wander, choose, and experiment. Read story.

Richard Rollin Rintoul: 1955-2011

Symphony Conductor, Violinist, Music Professor

Richard’s relationship to rhythms and rests always extended beyond the batons, bows, and body he has now left behind. Read story.

Bess Christensen: 1916-2011

Lompoc Community Activist

Bess was a woman of great strength and integrity who made a positive difference in our community. She was not afraid to get up and tell elected officials they were wrong, but she did it with such civility that often they thanked her and sometimes they changed their former position. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Diane Segalbacher

Diane Segelbacher died peacefully at the beautiful Serenity House Hospice Home on April 17, 2016 after suffering ... Read

Tamra Lynn Consbruck

Born August 31st, 1964- Inglewood, CA. Died April 19th, 2016- San Diego, CA. Read

Gail L. Stribling

DATE OF BIRTH: September 11, 1951 DATE OF DEATH: April 25, 2016 AGE: 64 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria, CA ... Read

Edna Tanaka

Edna Tanaka passed away on February 28, 2016 at the age of 92 at the Val Verde ... Read

Frayne Gaylord Higgason

Frayne Gaylord Higgason as the name might infer was a man for all seasons. He was born ... Read

Dix Alan Dolge

Dix Alan Dolge died peacefully on April 8th, 2016 at his home in Carpinteria, Ca with his ... Read

Andrew Paul Hilton

Andrew Paul Hilton of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22nd with his wife Megan ... Read

Jessie Gonzales

Jessie Gonzales was born on Christmas Day 1913 in Nogales, Mexico. She grew up in Tucson, AZ, ... Read

Walter Kohn

The family of UCSB Professor and 1998 Nobel Prize laureate Walter Kohn regrets to say that he ... Read

Genevieve Anne Ludford

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/28/1928 DATE OF DEATH: 4/13/2016 AGE: 87 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services. Read

Ruben G. Gutierrez

DATE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1909 DATE OF DEATH: April 17, 2016 AGE: 106 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

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Russell (Rusty) L. Johnston Jr.

JOHNSTON JR., Russell (Rusty) L., 54, left us suddenly on April 7, 2016. Rusty was very well ... Read

Jon Eidelson

Jon Eidelson, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California. Jon was born ... Read

Carmen Ramirez

Carmen M. Ramirez, 87, of Santa Barbara went to be with our Lord on April 12th after ... Read

Joan Harrison Easterbrook

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/14/1930 DATE OF DEATH: 4/6/2016 AGE: 85 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on ... Read

Edward L. Harris

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/15/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 4/12/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

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