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Bill Coleman: 1941-2016

Reawakened the Farmers' Market

Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read story.

Harris Seed: 1927-2017

Attorney, Nonprofit Advocate, Businessperson

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read story.

Robinson Jay Eikenberry: 1969-2017

A Life of Light and Love

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read story.

Memoirs of a Traveler

'All the Rest Is Silence'

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read story.

Evelyn Gerlach: 1920 - 2017

'Be Kind to Yourself and Others'

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read story.

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James DeLoreto survived his posting as a WWII glider pilot in Europe and became a well-known attorney, president of the Bar, city councilmember, and Italian vice-consul in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Nancy Walker Koppelman: 1954-2017

The Definition of Feminine Power and Grace

An ambassador without a portfolio and a friend to presidents, Nancy Koppelman's greatest gift was her open heart. Read story.

Jody Lynn Kaufman: 1952-2017

Beautiful and Brilliant

All who knew her counted themselves extremely fortunate to have had Jody Kaufman in their lives. Read story.

John W. Carpenter: 1929-2017

Formative Santa Barbara County Sheriff

The county's sheriff from 1971-1990, John Carpenter modernized the department with a combination of planning and political astuteness. Read story.

Maureen Lance: 1938-2017

The Bird Lady

“Are you the bird lady?” For many years after failing eyesight forced Maureen Lance to give up caring for injured or orphaned birds, she would get such phone calls and was able to direct the caller to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Read story.

Bob Saunders: 1943-2017

The Man Who Loved Horses

A large-animal doctor, Bob Saunders treated cattle, ostriches, llamas, and alpacas during his time, but his business was horses. Read story.

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.

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Nicholas G. Uribe Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/12/2018 AGE: 67 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 26th, from 5:00 to ... Read

Phillip Patrick Gerald Pipersburg Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/2018 AGE: 62 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 24th, from 1:00 to ... Read

Timothy Scott Palmer

Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband and the original Dream Maker Love transcends all physical boundaries. You are always ... Read

Michael Paul Casey

Michael always said “We’re here for a good time, not a long time” and he lived life ... Read

Raymond J. Ramos

DATE OF DEATH: 04/09/2018 AGE: 83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on 4/24/2018 at 6:00pm at ... Read

Terry P. Roof

Terry P. Roof died on Friday morning, April 13, 2018 after a long, 17-year on and off ... Read

Shirley Mann Sayre

Shirley Mann Sayre, beloved mother, teacher, and friend passed away April 6, 2018. She was a much-loved ... Read

Patricia Dale Duffy

A behind-the-scenes stage manager, Patricia Dale Duffy worked in opera production, drove Hackney show horses, managed a ... Read

Ko Tsukada

Ko Tsukada, a resident of Santa Barbara, was born in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan on May ... Read

Amanda Lloyd Lumsden, DVM

Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities lost a beautiful, kindhearted veterinarian on February 9, 2018. Dr. Amanda, ... Read

Ernest A. Sawyer

Date of Birth: 08-12-30 Date of Death: 2-19-18 Age: 87 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Service Information: Memorial ... Read

Lorenna Charlotte-Rose Sanchez

DATE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1939 DATE OF DEATH: March 31, 2018 AGE: 78 RESIDENCE: Buellton, CA ... Read

Jane Haser-Sawyer

Date of Birth: 02-13-30 Date of Death: 2-24-18 Age: 88 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Service Information: Memorial ... Read

Kim (Kevin) Krasnoff

Kim (Kevin) Krasnoff was born in Oxnard, CA., on April 22, 1967. His family moved to Santa ... Read

Denise Birkholm

County Residence: Solvang Date of Death: 04/06/2018 Age: 66 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Russel H. Behm

DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/2018 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service on April 20, 2018 ... Read

Izabella Gutierrez Calvillo

Bella passed peacefully to the other side on March 18, 2018. She is survived by her mother ... Read

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