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William Samuel DeMayo: 1921 - 2014

A Return to Freedom

Bill DeMayo was grateful for all life offered, from the GI Bill to the people he met. Read story.

Léni Fé Bland: 1915-2014

A Wise Friend and Philanthropist

Léni Fé Bland was a great friend to the music and dance communities. Read story.

Lynn T. Burtness: 1938 – 2014

Heart of Gold

Our mother's love of sewing continued her entire life, and the layers of our Fiesta flower girl skirts are among our most prized possessions. Read story.

Richard García: 1947–2014

Un Hombre de la Raza

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.

Swingin' Dave Collert: 1952-2014

Guitar Master

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

A Friend to All

One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.

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Robert Harris Ripley, Jr.

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr. (Bob), 76 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Santa Barbara, died on March 26, ... Read

Esther Isaacson

With the passing of Esther Isaacson at age 102, the Santa Barbara County ranching community has lost ... Read

Lynn Ripley Willmarth

Lynn Ripley Willmarth, 79, of Marina Del Rey died on April 5, 2015. She was born on ... Read

Vivian Marie Hapeman Obern

Vivian, ‘Vie,’ passed away peacefully on June 21, 2015 at the age of 94. Vivian was born ... Read

Wanda M. Barnett

Wanda M. Barnett, 85, passed on June 24, 2015. Formerly of Santa Barbara. Private Services. Read

Dorothy G Beverly

Dorothy G. Beverly, 90, passed away on June 27, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Services Pending. Read

Thomas Josephy Easterbrook

Thomas Joseph Easterbrook, 57, passed away on June 29, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services planned. Read

Elizabeth Proffer

Elizabeth Proffer, 100, passed away on June 23, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No Services planned. Read

Karen Christiansson

Karen Christiansson passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep on the afternoon of June 3, 2015. ... Read

Frances "Nina" Navarro

Frances “Nina” Navarro, 64, passed away on June 11, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION:Funeral Mass will ... Read

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh, fine printer and publisher. Born April 13, 1935 in Salt Lake City. He lived ... Read

Eric Schulenberg

Eric-It doesn’t seem possible that you left this earth six years ago. There isn’t a day that ... Read

Lawrence T. Hammett

Lawrence T. Hammett, 81, passed away on June 19, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A memorial ... Read

Josie Mae Howard

Josie Mae Howard, also known as “Jo-Mae,” finished her earthly duties on June 14, 2015, at age ... Read

Daniel Joseph O'Connor

Daniel Joseph O'Connor, 77, passed away on June 10, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Martha Shore Riel

Martha Jean Shore changed her family forever when she arrived at their home in rural Coats, Kansas, ... Read

Anita Darling

Anita Darling, 90, passed away on June 17, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Private services. Read

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