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In Memoriam: James Gilmore Mills, 1926-2017

Wilderness Protector

Since the age of 11, Jim Mills enjoyed outdoor adventures in Santa Barbara’s backcountry, later helping to establish the San Rafael Wilderness, the Dick Smith Wilderness, and Channel Islands National Park. Read story.

In Memoriam: Harry Brown, MD, 1930-2017

Founder of Surgical Eye Expeditions International

Thanks to Harry Brown, a half million people living in third-world countries had their sight restored. Read story.

In Memoriam: Robert Casier, 1926-2017

An SBCC Founder

Robert Casier began teaching in 1955 at the college that became Santa Barbara City College, earning a reputation as a memorable teacher. Read story.

In Memoriam: Keith Julius Puccinelli, 1950-2017

Keith Puccinelli was one of the most singular and significant artists in Southern California, often using humor, corny or biting, in unflinching depictions of life. Read story.

In Memoriam: Dwayne DeVries, 1952-2017

Warm-Hearted Friend

People from all walks of life have been coming forward with stories of Dwayne DeVries’s generosity, charismatic goodwill, and friendship. Read story.

In Memoriam: Whitney Victoria Lindelof, 1986-2017

From Blue Baby to Feisty Cat Lady

Whitney Lindelof was a force of uncontainable light and fire who refused to be limited by a difficult, big heart within a very fragile body. Read story.

In Memoriam: Michael J. Treman, 1946-2017

‘We wish him only fair winds.’

A competitive sailor, crew coach, and family man, Mike Treman’s time working at Camp Pendleton's Brig ignited a passion to help the incarcerated that led to a career as a federal criminal defense attorney for people who could not afford one. Read story.

In Memoriam: John A. Sonquist, 1931-2017

Musician, Intellectual, Activist, Family Man

Chances are that if you went to hear classical music in the last 50 years in Santa Barbara, you would have either run into John A. Sonquist or heard him play. Read story.

In Memoriam: Joseph ‘Joseppi’ Scozzaro: 1943-2017

An Entrepreneur, Santa Barbara Style

At Joseppi’s in the ’80s, community was created in the best of ways, brought together by Joe Scozzaro’s love of music, people, and the accordion. Read story.

Jeanne Graffy: 1925-2017

Community Leader, Community Planner

A selfless, quietly effective community leader, Jeanne Graffy served both city and county, fighting to protect neighborhoods and keep creeks clean. Read story.

Gary Ray Chafe: 1937-2017

Artist, Rebel, Wit, and Friend

Gary Chafe was an artist for more than 60 years, and he also founded the Yes Store, was an activist against Big Oil, and helped many along their artistic path. Read story.

In Memoriam: Chris Casebeer, 1946-2017

Expert in the Art of Friendship

In real estate for 44 years, Chris Casebeer’s clients became his friends, and his friends became his clients. Read story.

Doug Miller: 1941-2017

Radical Christian

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read story.

Joanne ‘Jody’ White: 1922-2017

Fought the Good Fight for Santa Ynez Valley

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read story.

Philip Koplin: 1942-2017

Editor, Artist, and Funk Zone Pioneer

Philip Ivan Koplin died suddenly of a viral heart infection on July 6, 2017. Read story.

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Israel T. Trujillo, MD

DATE OF BIRTH: September 13, 1978 DATE OF DEATH: April 22, 2018 AGE: 39 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

John Karys

John Christopher Karys, beloved brother, uncle, and friend, died March 5, 2018, at the age of 54. ... Read

Judy Senning-Brown

Judy was a master quilter. She stitched elaborate, creative works of art for family and friends. She ... Read

Ligia Dantes

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 04/21/2018 Age: 88 Occupation: Teacher Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

George Stevens

County Residence: Santa Maria Date of Death: 04/03/2018 Age: 78 Occupation: Volunteer Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Leslie Lynch

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 04/15/2018 Age: 72 Occupation: Surfer Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

John W. Watson

We lost a kind and gentle person, John W. Watson, who died on April 21, 2018 in ... Read

Nicholas G. Uribe Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/12/2018 AGE: 67 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 26th, from 5:00 to ... Read

Phillip Patrick Gerald Pipersburg Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/2018 AGE: 62 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 24th, from 1:00 to ... Read

Timothy Scott Palmer

Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband and the original Dream Maker Love transcends all physical boundaries. You are always ... Read

Michael Paul Casey

Michael always said “We’re here for a good time, not a long time” and he lived life ... Read

Raymond J. Ramos

DATE OF DEATH: 04/09/2018 AGE: 83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on 4/24/2018 at 6:00pm at ... Read

Patricia Dale Duffy

A behind-the-scenes stage manager, Patricia Dale Duffy worked in opera production, drove Hackney show horses, managed a ... Read

Terry P. Roof

Terry P. Roof died on Friday morning, April 13, 2018 after a long, 17-year on and off ... Read

Shirley Mann Sayre

Shirley Mann Sayre, beloved mother, teacher, and friend passed away April 6, 2018. She was a much-loved ... Read

Ko Tsukada

Ko Tsukada, a resident of Santa Barbara, was born in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan on May ... Read

Denise Birkholm

County Residence: Solvang Date of Death: 04/06/2018 Age: 66 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

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