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Phil Womble: 1936-2017

A Man Who Never Gave Up

Phil Womble, an inspirational sports fan known as ‘Gaucho Phil,’ was a crusader for people with disabilities. Read story.

Frances Garvin Puccinelli: 1951-2016

A Woman of Action and a Maker

An art lover, rug crafter, and great friend, Fran Puccinelli was described as "the youngest person in the room.” Read story.

Nat Hentoff: 1925-2017

Words as Music to the Ears and Mind

Legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff was also a noted writer about First Amendment rights. Read story.

Corey S. Dubin: 1955-2017

A Powerful Voice and Advocate

Corey Dubin was passionate about social justice and had a true ability to hold political and emotional space for those who had no advocate in this life. Read story.

Michael Waugh Jochim: 1975-2015

A Very Able Individual

Born with a physical disability, Michael Jochim lived a life full of sports, archaeology, beach visits, humor, and freedom. Read story.

Mike Moses: 1957-2016

Santa Barbara Firefighter and Malibu Lifeguard

Mike Moses was a longtime ladder truck captain for Santa Barbara City Fire and lifeguard for Los Angeles County. Read story.

Stanley Sheinbaum: 1920-2016

A Life Fully Lived

A strong backer of liberal causes, politicians, and publications, Stanley Sheinbaum blew the whistle on the CIA's covert torture program in Vietnam and later came to Santa Barbara to join the Hutchins Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Read story.

John Robert 'Bob' Haller

1930-2016

With a love of the natural world that he shared with all, renowned botanist Bob Haller preferred to see his Trees of Santa Barbara on the front seat of cars with smudge prints, dog-eared pages, and leaves stuck in it. Read story.

Danielle K. Chackel: 1970-2016

A Kind Heart in Bankruptcy Court

Danielle Chackel, the liaison for free legal clinics at Bankruptcy Court, was a wonderful listener who cared deeply for all living things. Read story.

Dan Secord: 1936–2016

An Orphan Who Delivered 6,000 Babies

An ob-gyn and a city councilmember for many years in the community, Dr. Dan Secord left behind a multitude of friends, many of who sang him a last farewell. Read story.

Tom Hayden: 1939-2016

Beloved Comrade

Tom Hayden was famous as a politician and 1960s radical, but the former altar boy was also an electrifying speaker. Read story.

Ed Laing : 1933–2016

Democratic Socialist and Secular Humanist

An attorney and philosopher, Ed Laing worked for social justice during the dark days of the McCarthy era and up until he died. Read story.

Andrew David Darke: 1965-2016

Little League Baseball Coach

Andrew Darke's coaching for Little League teams was only a part of his life, but his friendship and demeanor on the field profoundly affected the players and the parents. Read story.

Joan Magruder (1939-2016)

Santa Barbara's Fairy Godmother

Joan Magruder died reluctantly after a lifetime as a blonde hurricane, championing others while overcoming personal fears, and lovingly spoiling her grandchildren. Read story.

Ripkyn Strader-Murphy: 1996 – 2016

In the end, it was Ripkyn's goodness that made you swoon. Read story.

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Phyllis J. Flett

DATE OF BIRTH: 06-03-1924 DATE OF DEATH: 09-17-2017 AGE: 93 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Services ... Read

Phyllis Jeanne Flett

Phyllis Jeanne Flett, 93 years old and life-long resident of Santa Barbara, passed away peacefully on the ... Read

Tracie Marie Gunderson

Tracie Marie Gunderson, 34, died on September 6th, 2017, from an aortic artery aneurism, in Santa Barbara, ... Read

Harry Graham

Harry Graham died in July from catastrophic brain injury resulting from a fall. He was removed from ... Read

Frank Leroy Warren

Frank Leroy Warren passed away peacefully early Wednesday, September 13 at the age of 92 in the ... Read

James Wm "Jim" Maddalon

James Wm Maddalon ("Jim") originally of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away at age 66 at his home ... Read

Naomi Dawn Trinidad Alcasas Castanon

Passed away peacefully on September 10, 2017. Born October 11, 1981 in Santa Barbara. Naomi was a ... Read

Philip "Bud" Tullis

On August 31st, 2017, Philip ‘Bud’ Tullis let go after over 3 years work at recovering from ... Read

Mae Alice "Sammy" Lynaugh

Mae Alice “Sammy” Lynaugh, lover of animals, advocate for children with disabilities, passionate fan of Tony Bennet ... Read

Eileen Jo Said Dykema

Eileen was a beautiful woman who loved God first and loved her family and friends deeply. She ... Read

Chris Casebeer

Chris Casebeer was a man who was big, bold, and full of love. Breaking social norms everywhere ... Read

Eric H. Boehm

Eric H. Boehm passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2017, at age 99. Eric was ... Read

Robert Morrell Talley

Robert Morrell Talley passed away peacefully on September 11 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. True to the ... Read

Joseph Manuel "Manny" Osuna

Joseph Manuel "Manny" Osuna was born on April 25, 1949 and he passed away peacefully on September ... Read

Linda Hinkle

Linda Hinkle passed away while surrounded by family on August 12, 2017, due to complications from a ... Read

Patricia L. Bunce

DATE OF BIRTH: 10-17-1939 DATE OF DEATH: 09-09-2017 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial ... Read

Alexis Maria Keramaris

Alexis Maria Keramaris was born Oct 20, 1991 in Santa Barbara to Nick Keramaris and Terry Chlentzos. ... Read

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