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Ronald J. Faoro, DVM: 1954-2015

The Saint of St. Francis Pet Clinic

As a veterinarian, Ron had an intelligence, charisma, and passion that were unparalleled. Many of his first clients remain to this day. Read story.

Tony Johansen: 1937 - 2015

Creator of the Glendessary Jam

Tony Johansen was a mentor to dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians in the Santa Barbara area. Read story.

Jeremy Dennis Hass: 1936-2014

Attorney, Social Engineer, Historian

Pearl Chase encouraged Jeremy Hass to become a social engineer on behalf of historic preservation, and he helped restore the Presidio neighborhood as we know it today. Read story.

Sandra K. Smith: 1946-2014

Loving Kindness Her Religion

Loving kindness was Sandy Smith's religion, and she put her philosophy into practice every day. Read story.

Louise Boucher: 1930 – 2013

Dedicated Preservationist, Community Crusader

Few people knew Louise was looking over the shoulder of everything that is "Santa Barbara," right up to the end. Read story.

Joseph Scher: 1924 - 2014

Accomplished Mentor and Pragmatic Philanthropist

His wit and wise counsel earned Joe admirers; his kindness and loyalty brought him friends and the love of family. Read story.

Larry Agenbroad: 1933 – 2014

Mammoth Expert, Dear Friend

Known the world over for his expertise, Larry Agenbroad researched the pygmy mammoth at the Channel Islands, hundreds of mammoths in South Dakota, and a frozen one in Siberia. Read story.

Gwen Phillips: 1934-2014

A Champion of Educational Innovation

Her establishment of Open Alternative School opened the door to shared decision-making, hands-on learning, and the wisdom of circle time. Read story.

Agnes Mata Guevara:  1917 - 2014

Matriarch of the Rose Café

When Mamanita began working at the Rose Café in 1945, she worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, for eight years, making 75 cents an hour. Read story.

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.

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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

Anna Jacqueline Rhodes

Happy 29th Birthday Dear Anna. You are loved and missed each day. Read

Gary Lee Peters

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

Jimmy Page

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

Paul R. Rasmussen

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

Barbara Turner Sachs

Barbara Turner Sachs, 79, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara, California, after a brief illness. Born Barbara ... 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

Linda Joyce Harris

Linda Joyce Harris, 75, of Santa Barbara passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, Jan. ... Read

Lynda Louise Kinney

A memorial service for Lynda will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 ... Read

Stanley L. Segal

LCDR, USN, Ret DATE OF BIRTH: August 28, 1922 DATE OF DEATH: January 29, 2016 AGE: 93 ... Read

Daniel Peter Parks

...Remembering Realtor Daniel Peter Parks arrived 4-29-27, Schenectady, NY to Peter & Elizabeth Parskocim as one of ... Read

Michael James Dixon

Fun, Jolly – a wonderful one to lead a prayer. Loved to … hunt, fish, cook, woodworking ... Read

Henry Lee Smith

DATE OF BIRTH: July 29, 1928 DATE OF DEATH: January 28, 2016 AGE: 87 RESIDENCE: Goleta DATE, ... Read

Barbara H. Tompkins

Barbara H. Tompkins' book of life began on August 10, 1923 in Salem, Oregon. She was a ... Read

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