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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.

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.

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Joan Reis

Joan Reis died on September 21. She was born in St Louis, the first of two children ... Read

Bobby Eugene Hodges

Bobby Eugene Hodges, 76, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2016 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara ... Read

Margie Sharpe

Margie Sharpe died peacefully on September 17, 2016. She was born Margaret Elizabeth Benbury on June 28, ... Read

Linda Colleen Conklin Peterson

DATE OF BIRTH: June 8, 1952 DATE OF DEATH: September 16, 2016 AGE: 64 RESIDENCE: Spokane WA, ... Read

Joanne Cora Hull (Dal Pozzo) Carroll

Joanne, our cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (GramGram), cousin and friend passed away peacefully on September ... Read

William E. Rangel

DATE OF DEATH: 9/11/2016 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Celebration of Life will be held ... Read

Carmen Vargas

DATE OF DEATH: 9/16/2016 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending . Read

Lester Wayne Pixler

DATE OF BIRTH: November 1, 1918 DATE OF DEATH: September 15, 2016 AGE: 97 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Cynthia (Cindy) Gene Nesheim

Cynthia (Cindy) Gene Nesheim passed away peacefully on the afternoon of September 16, 2016 in Madison, WI. ... Read

Arthur "Jerry" Boyd Ward

Arthur “Jerry” Boyd Ward (4/9/1932-9/14/2016) grew up in Darien, CT and attended Phillips Academy Andover, MA followed ... Read

Rose Marie Smith-O'Neill

DATE OF BIRTH: 08-13-1925 DATE OF DEATH: 09-18-2016 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; ... Read

Grace Merriman Thompson Altus

Grace Merriman Thompson Altus died on September 13, 2016 after an extended illness. She was born at ... Read

Katherine "K.G." Grgich

Kathy, Our flesh and blood; forever in our heart and souls. September 23rd marks the 3 year ... Read

Therese DeGrood Lord

Therese DeGrood Lord, 59, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in her Santa Barbara home on Sept. ... Read

Walter Gelb

DATE OF DEATH: 9/12/2016 AGE: 98 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: No Services. Read

Mark Witold Piasecki

Mark Witold Piasecki, age 78, passed away on Saturday, September 10th. He was born in the Netherlands ... Read

Daniella Dianne Hearn

A life cut short too soon. Daniella was born September 28, 1996 in Santa Barbara, California. She ... Read

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