Bob Whitney: 1941-2015

A Warrior for the Environment

Remembered fondly by all who worked with him, Bob Whitney helped preserve significant areas in Santa Barbara and Northern California. Read story.

Karen Sinsheimer, 1942 - 2015

Curator of Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Read story.

Willy Chamberlin: 1940-2015

Expert in County Politics and Team Penning

The former county supervisor brought political power to the North County when he won and lost the same election in 1992. Read story.

Erno Daniel: 1946-2015

Pioneer in Geriatric Medicine

Erno Daniel, MD, practiced at Sansum Clinic since 1978 and was an early pioneer in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, lecturing across the country and writing extensively on the topics. Read story.

Merlyn Kelly: 1941 - 2014

Police Officer, Gentleman, and a Gentle Man

The Santa Barbara Police Department family remembers Merlyn Kelly as a kind and gutsy public servant. Read story.

Gwendolyn DeBard Strong: 2007-2015

A Young, Yet Full, Life Lived

In her 7 years and 9 months, Gwendolyn Strong touched the hearts of many and gave birth to a foundation to fight spinal muscular atrophy. Read story.

Vivian ‘Vie’ Marie Hapeman Obern: 1921 - 2015

Restored Hope House, Championed Trails, a Dedicated Volunteer

Children, bicycles, horses, history, and trails — all became the focus of Vie Obern's forward-looking civic efforts. Read story.

Debby Davison: 1950-2015

Longtime News Anchor, Exceptional Friend

Debby Davison anchored newscasts for KEYT for almost two decades and was a frequent host for charitable events after arriving in Santa Barbara in 1990. Read story.

George (Jürgen) Wittenstein: 1919-2015

A Member of WWII's White Rose

Dr. George Wittenstein was one of the only survivors of Nazi Germany's White Rose resistance group. Read story.

Antonio Martinez Guevara


The patriarch to a large family of children, friends, and customers, Tony Guevara also turned his hand often to repairs. Read story.

Audie Love: 1941-2015

A Teacher in a Million

Audie Love was a noted art teacher nationally, and his encouragement of many students led to professional art careers. Read story.

Cliff Sponsel: 1910 - 2014

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Cliff Sponsel's life spanned from a one-room schoolhouse to an engineering career to a love of cars to some major philanthropy. Read story.

Clare Conk: 1922-2015

Self-Taught Attorney, Social Justice Advocate

At Community Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance, and S.B.'s Legal Defense Center, Clare Conk worked and volunteered her time for social justice. Read story.

Dr. John D. Ehrenborg: 1927 - 2015

Innovative Educator

A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.

John Steven Harris: 1942-2015

Bodyworker Extraordinaire

An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Beverly Mae Donaldson

Beverly Mae Donaldson, 85, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 after a gradual decline in health. ... Read

Erica Nicole Reynolds

Erica Nicole Reynolds, 27, passed away on the evening of January 23, 2016 at the Serenity House ... Read

Timothy Patrick McGillen

DATE OF BIRTH: 08-29-1946 DATE OF DEATH: 02-06-2016 AGE: 69 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; Friday, ... Read

Suzanne R. Mc Kay

DATE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1923 DATE OF DEATH: February 8, 2016 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Bill (J. William) Nelson

1936 - 2016 A memorial and celebration of Bill Nelson’s life will be held Sunday, February 21st ... Read

Paul Daniel King

Paul Daniel King was born to Guy Le Ray and Margaret Honora Buckley King on February 18, ... Read

Declan Goudet Gloster

Declan Goudet GLOSTER (12 years), second son of Catherine and Paul Gloster, brother of Yannick and Eoghan. ... Read

Luis Madrigal

Age 81, loving husband, father, friend, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 surrounded by family. He ... Read

Anna Jacqueline Rhodes

Feb 11, 1987 - Aug 10, 2014 Happy 29th Birthday Dear Anna. You are loved and missed ... Read

Nancy Elizabeth May de L'Arbre

Nancy Elizabeth May de L’Arbre passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016. She was born on November ... Read

Jimmy Page

In Loving Memory James (Jimmy) Benson Page formerly of Santa Barbara passed away on January 20, 2016 ... Read

Gary Lee Peters

Gary Lee Peters, age 69, succumbed to cancer this past Christmas Eve at his home in Neskowin, ... Read

Paul R. Rasmussen

Passed away on February 2, 2016 in Petaluma, CA at the age of 85 years. At his ... Read

Elizabeth Girard

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/21/1916 DATE OF DEATH: 1/24/2016 AGE: 99 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: No Services. ... Read

Dr. William Stuart Morton-Smith

Dr. William Stuart Morton-Smith passed away in the comfort of his home on January 23rd, 2016 at ... Read

H. Maurice "Reece" France

H. Maurice “Reece” France, 71, succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease on January 20, 2016, in ... Read

Luis Esparza

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/21/1933 DATE OF DEATH: 1/25/2016 AGE: 82 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary at ... Read

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