Helen Stathis: 1930-2015

Inspired the Greek Festival

Bringing the warm hospitality of her Greek heritage to her adopted city, Helen Stathis sparked the first of Santa Barbara's decades of Greek Festivals in 1973. Read story.

Hilda (Shanta-Ma) Densmore: 1915-2015

The Original 'Hugging Mother'

Nothing in Shanta-Ma's brutal early life would suggest she'd live an increasingly loving and openhearted 100 years. Read story.

Dennis Rickard: 1953–2015

Old Spanish Days Leader

Dennis Rickard's involvement in Fiesta started when he was 2 and culminated in his role as El Presidente. Read story.

Steve Malone: 1949-2015

Photographed Santa Barbara for 43 Years

Photographer Steve Malone spent his life capturing the essential moments in the life of our town. Read story.

Dan Poynter: 1938-2015

Legendary Author and Self-Publishing Pioneer

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual guided countless authors' manuscripts into becoming books. Read story.

Kenneth Storey Korten: 1954 - 2015

A Gifted Artist Who Lived Simply

Santa Barbara artist Kenneth Korten created beautiful objects through careful observation and patient craftsmanship, and he walked gently on this earth. Read story.

Stewart Harrison Mills:  1986-2015

Forever Young

Everyone who met Stewart Mills came away with a new friend; such was his remarkably positive, easy empathy, and sense of fun. Read story.

Lola Nava Guerra: 1925-2015

Gifted Singer, Caring Community Advocate

From the United Farm Workers boycott to saving Ellwood's butterfly grove, talented singer Lola Nava Guerra embraced the activist life. Read story.

Dana Schorr: 1952-2015

A Life Wild and Free

From international meetings to foreign bars, Dana Schorr could use his polylingual charm to get people talking despite cultural and linguistic barriers. Read story.

Barbara Sonia Adams, aka Madame Rosinka: 1947-2014

Wishing the World Well

She made many people’s dreams come true by helping them believe in themselves; her positive attitude was contagious. Read story.

Sojourner Café: 1978-2015

Veggies, with a Side of Nonconformity

A grateful remembrance of Canon Perdido’s beloved health food joint and community club house. Read story.

Rosa Margaret Pace: 1929-2015

Celebrated Chumash Elder and Tribal Advocate

Rosa Margaret Pace helped modernize the Chumash reservation and founded its first medical clinic. Read story.

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. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wylie

Elizabeth (Betty) Catherine Wylie was born to John and Nora Mae Wylie on June 15, 1928, at ... Read

Tomika Sellen

Tomika Sollen was born June 26, 1920, in Berkeley, She passed away peacefully October 17, 2016, with ... Read

Maria del Carmen Tapia

Maria del Carmen Tapia (“Carmen”) passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016 at the age of 91 ... Read

Dwain "David" Bushnell

“David” Dwain Bushnell was a young 55 when his Lord called him home on October 14th, 2016, ... Read

David Bushnell

Date of Death: October 14, 2016 Age: 55 Residence: Santa Maria formerly of Santa Barbara, CA Services: ... Read

Paul Kopp Nielsen

Paul Nielsen passed away at his home on October 10, 2016, ending a two and one-half year ... Read

Margaret Ann Lawrence

Margaret Ann Lawrence (Marge) was born on January 19, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died peacefully at ... Read

Walter "Walt" Raleigh Anderson III

Walter “Walt” Raleigh Anderson, III, passed away October 11, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, CA, ... Read

Efren Arroyo

Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Visitation will be 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, October 21 at ... Read

Efren "Guero" Arroyo

Efren “Guero” Arroyo, 35, passed away suddenly Monday October 17, 2016, peacefully surrounded by family. He is ... Read

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak)

Carol Anita Mihora (Miszak) was selfless and spread true love. She was born June 26, 1947 in ... Read

Walter Raleigh Anderson III

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 73 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

De Rose Gladys Scacchi

DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/2016 AGE: 79 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Graveside Service will be held ... Read

Gregory Wayne Nancarrow

Gregory Wayne Nancarrow, 57, died Tuesday October 11th, 2016 after fighting a brief illness. He is survived ... Read

Clayton H. Klakeg, M.D.

Clayton H. Klakeg, M.D., peacefully passed into heaven at age 96 following a brief illness. The firstborn ... Read

Robert James Drolet

DATE OF BIRTH: 07-25-1922 DATE OF DEATH: 10-11-2016 AGE: 94 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation; ... Read

Dorothy Koster Ives

Dorothy Koster Ives, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, on August 31, 2016 after 90 ... Read

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