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Dennis Spangler: 1953-2016

Fabric Designer, Jewelry Maker

Dennis Spangler made hand-colored fabrics for an exclusive clientele, designed jewelry, and converted found objects into marvelous art pieces. Read story.

Cedric James Robinson: 1940-2016

Uncowed and Unbowed

Cedric James Robinson was born in Oakland, California, on November 11, 1940. Read story.

Robert Klausner: 1926-2016

Power Broker in Santa Barbara for Two Decades

On the frontlines of Santa Barbara environmentalism and politics for two decades, Bob Klausner lent his intellect and intensity to progressive goals. Read story.

Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016

The Conscience of a Generation

Muhammad Ali, an ever greater showman, put it all on the line time after time in the ring, in his refusal to fight in Vietnam, and in his embrace of Islam. Read story.

Margaret "Peggy" Louise Hurst: 1930-2016

A Passion for the Road

Peggy Hurst is remembered as a "home economist" extraordinaire with a passion for hitting the road. Read story.

Jonathan Edward Bailey: 1952-2016

A Good Cop

Jon Bailey enjoyed being a guardian. He was good at it, because he loved what he did. Read story.

Walter Kohn: 1923-2016

Nobel Laureate, Physicist, Peace Advocate

Though science and physics were his life, Walter Kohn was a humanist, artist, and philosopher who mentored and inspired students and colleagues alike. Read story.

Harold ‘Rusty’ Fairly: 1932-2016

Athlete, Coach, City Councilmember

Rusty Fairly was a tough football and baseball coach for UCSB and SBCC, and he later brought his down-to-earth style to the City Council. Read story.

Thomas Blatt: 1927-2015

A Witness to the Horrors of Sobibór

Thomas Blatt survived the Sobibór death camp and went on to tell the story the Nazis tried to erase. Read story.

George Gaynes: 1917-2016

Gifted Actor of Many Genres

The gifted actor’s career spanned multiple decades and genres. Read story.

Weidong 'Henry' Han, Huijie 'Jennie' Yu, and Emily Han

Irreplaceable Loss to the Community

The grief and disbelief over the horrifying murders of herbalist Henry Han, Jennie Yu, and Emily Han are powerful testimony to the place they held in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Hilda Wenner: 1935-2016

Folk Musician and Teacher

Many remember the Adult Ed classes taught by Hilda Wenner, with a roomful of guitars propelling the music forward. Read story.

Jean Louise Thomson: 1958-2016

Cyclist, Swimmer, Gardener, Friend

A big, happy kid who loved to play outside, Jean Thomson had a cheerful enthusiasm that won her friends everywhere she went. Read story.

John Joseph Alvarado: 1933-2016

A Very Good Life

Relatives, friends, and customers alike remember John Alvarado's integrity and kindness; he leaves behind a proud heritage. Read story.

George Solinas: 1926-2015

A Builder of Community

George Solinas worked with the United Farm Workers, La Casa de la Raza, and many others who needed his artistry and building skills. Read story.

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Audrey Ann Meitz

DATE OF BIRTH: 01-07-1926 DATE OF DEATH: 01-11-2017 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial ... Read

Ralph Denis Goubeaux

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RALPH DENIS GOUBEAUX March 31, 1938-December 14, 2016 78 years old Saturday, January ... Read

Sylvia Ann Franco

DATE OF BIRTH: June 19, 1940 DATE OF DEATH: January 6, 2017 AGE: 76 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Theresa Fagnan

DATE OF DEATH: 12/31/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Formerly of Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Graveside Service will ... Read

Dr. Bernard Gondos

Dr. Bernard Gondos born in New York Jan 6 1935, died unexpectedly on Jan 2nd 2017. He ... Read

John Barlow Olson

John Barlow Olson, beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend and long time Santa Barbara resident, passed ... Read

Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado

Gloria (Doddie) Alvarado passed Monday January 2, 2017. Doddie was a devoted wife and mother. Married to ... Read

Ruth Elizabeth Baar

December 26, 1922-January 8, 2017 Ruth was born the day after Christmas in Suffern, NY to John ... Read

Theresa A. Baran

Date of Death: January 4, 2017 Age: 85 Residence: Goleta, CA Services: Viewing will be Thursday, January ... Read

Maria Luisa Garcia y Soler de Menzel

DATE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1920 DATE OF DEATH: January 9, 2017 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Roderick (Rod) Paul Stevens

Rod Stevens passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of January 2, 2017 at the age of ... Read

Yvette Cecile Stanley

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Yvette Stanley passed peacefully from this world, with her husband Kriss Stanley ... Read

Ofelia Ortega

Ofelia Ortega, 81, left her mark as she was an enthusiastic, generous and loving person. She came ... Read

Michael Peter Jogoleff

DATE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1946 DATE OF DEATH: January 7, 2017 AGE: 70 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Matt Wilson

Celebration of Life Please join friends and family for a Celebration of Life for Matt Wilson this ... Read

Margaret Ann Harper

Margaret, beloved wife of Walter died of internal medical problems in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara on 3rd ... Read

Arthur Alexander Windecker III

Arthur Alexander Windecker III, of Goleta, passed away on December 7, 2016. Art was born in Newark, ... Read

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