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Remembering the Victims of the Montecito Mudslides

Children, Students, Young Adults, Middle-Aged Executives, Landscapers, Well-to-Do Retirees, Immigrants from Near and Far

Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far Read story.

In Memoriam: Betty Klausner, 1928-2017

Built Santa Barbara's Contemporary Arts Scene

Betty Klausner was instrumental in bringing a contemporary arts presence to old-world Santa Barbara. Read story.

In Memoriam: Fredrick ‘Freddy’ Caston, 1927-2017

Artist

Freddy Caston’s career began as a home builder, but he was always a painter. After a one-man show, he began working in Spain, Morocco, and finally landed in Santa Barbara in the mid-’70s. Read story.

In Memoriam: Elden ‘Bud’ Boothe, 1925-2017

Political and Social Activist

From supporting civil rights to opposing the nuclear program at Vandenberg, Bud Boothe, a WWII veteran, had a passion for peace. Read story.

In Memoriam: Silvio Dante DiLoreto, 1925-2017

Santa Barbara Businessperson, Mentor, Philanthropist

The president of Sunset Realty for more than 60 years, Silvio DiLoreto got his start in 1955 when he sold four homes in 30 days and made $800. Eureka! Read story.

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.

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Isolina Bouza

Decedent Name: Isolina Bouza County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/13/2018 Age: 77 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements ... Read

Parnell McGriggs

County Residence: Lompoc Date of Death: 06/02/2018 Age: 46 Occupation: Quality Control Manager Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Caroline Osborne

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/14/2018 Age: 82 Occupation: School Teacher Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Diane Randall

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/07/2018 Age: 62 Occupation: G.I.S. Engineer Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Larry Spears

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 06/10/2018 Age: 77 Occupation: Gold Smith Jeweler Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Kim Angelo Christiansen

Kim Angelo Christiansen (aka Kimbo) a prolific artist, lover of family, and consummate free-spirit, passed away in ... Read

Burton Rayden

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 06/19/2018 Age: 90 Occupation: Insurance Executive Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Eric Duane Schulenberg

11/06/54-06/25/09 Beloved Brother, Son, Father, Friend We miss you every day. The mountains and the sea wrap ... Read

Peter K. Wilson

DATE OF DEATH: 06/15/2018 AGE: 73 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services Read

Suzanne E. Roberts

DATE OF BIRTH: 11-08-1934 DATE OF DEATH: 06-16-2018 AGE:83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service; ... Read

Nena Quiros

A Life Well Lived. (A Life Lived Without Boredom?) Born the middle child of 3, to Mario ... Read

Democrito M. Sancha Jr.

1940-2018 A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 30th 11:00 am, at Tucker's Grove ... Read

Gary Richard Shupe

Gary Richard Shupe formerly of Goleta passed away suddenly on June 11, 2018 in Kenmore, Washington. Born ... Read

Ken Williams

Ken Williams was a man of honor and courage, and above all else, a teacher. Throughout a ... Read

Viola Bien

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 05/26/2018 Age: 99 Occupation: Secretary Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Seth Schutz

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 05/31/2018 Age: 63 Occupation: Salesman Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Carter Walters

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 05/28/2018 Age: 86 Occupation: Owner/Operator Moving and Storage Arrangements by: ... Read

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