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Kenny Edwards, 1946-2010

Musician, Singer, Songwriter

When Kenny passed away, on August 18 at the age of 64, the world lost a pivotal figure in the development of rock music. Read story.

Lawrence Badash: 1934-2010

Physics Historian, Trekker, Los Padres Search and Rescue Team Member

UCSB Professor Emeritus Larry Badash’s popular class on “The Bomb” introduced generations of students to nuclear physics and its application. Read story.

Richie Hayward, 1946-2010

Founding Drummer of Little Feat

Richie was a talented and influential drummer’s drummer whose innovative work also made him a popular session musician among rock’s elite. Read story.

Richard Merrill Evans: 1925-2010

Indy Staffer of 23 Years, WWII Vet, Local Hero

WWII Navy Vet, longtime Santa Barbaran, 23-year staffer for The Independent, Local Hero, father and friend to many. Read story.

Gail M. Rink: 1944-2010

Hospice of Santa Barbara Executive Director

“Life is good. In fact, it's divine!” It was 21 years ago. Gail sat on the steps of the stage with her hands clasped in front of her and said, “You’re all going to be with people as they are dying." Read story.

Bob Wennberg 1935 – 2010

Author, Professor of Philosophy

Robert Wennberg, who taught philosophy at Westmont College for 37 years and authored several books, died on July 18 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Read story.

Ann Quackenbush Sutton Berkery: 1944-2010

Summer Solstice Celebrant

My mom came to visit me for solstice weekend one summer, to see what it was all about. Voila! The free spirit in her came alive. Read story.

Bob Potter, 1934-2010

Playwright, Poet, Political Activist, UCSB Professor

What most of us friends, his five bereaved children and stepchild, and his wife and three former wives (his life was complicated) know best is that what underlay all of his activities was an unquenchable kindness. Read story.

Kenneth Hansen, Jr., 1944-2010

Uncle with Extra 21st Chromosome

My uncle was born with an extra 21st chromosome, but that is not the way we defined him. Read story.

Edward King Smith, 1918-2010

Santa Rosa Island’s Last Living Legacy

Cowboy and Indian, E.K. Smith was Santa Rosa Island’s last living legacy. Read story.

Ed Loomis, Novelist and Professor

1924-2010

I am standing on the stage in Campbell Hall in the fall of 1970. There is an enormously bright spotlight on me. I am wearing only a white hospital gown. Read story.

Raymond Naranjo in Memoriam: Kind, Homeless Friend

1942-2010

In Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, he would sit under the wisteria on a bench in the same place daily. Read story.

Frank Kelly in Memoriam

1914-2010

Harry Truman’s speechwriter and cofounder of Santa Barbara-based Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Read story.

Georgette Hillas

1912-2008

“Wonderful.” “Fun.” “Beautiful.” “Time goes fast.” I am the adult child of two deaf adults, and these were words that my mother repeated often before her passing. Read story.

Jennifer Shay Hubbard, Nurse

1977-2010

There were no boundaries for Jen when it came to caring for people. She reached deep into their hearts to start the healing process. Every patient wanted Jen to be their nurse and doctors were eager for her to care for their patients. Read story.

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Florence E. Coleman

Florence E. Coleman, 80, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 16, 2014. Private services. Arrangements entrusted to ... Read

Carlos Victor Hunt

Carlos Victor Hunt, of Los Angeles, California, died unexpectedly on August 31st, 2014, at 43 years of ... Read

Robert Meldau

Robert Meldau, 85, of Santa Maria, passed away September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Verna Middleton

Verna Middleton, 77, of Carpinteria, passed away September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary ... Read

Frank E. Butz

Frank E. Butz, 87, of Cambria, passed away September 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Charlotte Fink

Charlotte Fink, 69, of Santa Barbara, passed away on September 16, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Stanley A. Palmer

Stanley A. Palmer, 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away on September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Raymond T. King

Raymond T. King, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 15, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Dale Perkins

Dale Perkins, 81, of Pismo Beach, passed away on September 9, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Giovanni Battista Battagin

Giovanni (John) Battista Battagin, 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, ... Read

Robert E. Lee Bates

Bates, Robert E. Lee, Devoted Loving Husband, Adored Father, and Cherished Grandfather “Papa” passed away peacefully on ... Read

David Howard Holt

On August 31, 2014 David Howard Holt passed away at the age of 82. He is survived ... Read

Mitchell Summer

Mitchell Summer, 64, passed away on September 9th, 2014 in Summerland. Services are private. Read

Michael F. Bush

Michael Francis Bush passed away on Thursday, September fourth, 2014. He was preceded in death by his ... Read

Adrienne H. Doll

Adrienne H. Doll, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 12th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Mary Bartron

Mary Bartron, 100, passed away on September 3rd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary (805) ... Read

Kingsley Hudson

Kingsley Hudson, 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

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