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Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

Mary Carol Edwards, 1924 – 2013

Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman

The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.

George Delmerico, 1945-2013

First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent

George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.

Rodger Casier, 1955-2013

Artist

Many met Rodger through the Mental Health Arts Festival where his warmth and welcoming energy drew people in to view and appreciate his work. Read story.

Carl P. Woodcock, 1947 - 2013

Surfer

Carl Woodcock died, much as he lived, defiant and rude to just about everyone except those close friends and family he cared so much about. Read story.

Khalid Hurst, 1976 – 2013

Football Player, Loyal Friend, Generous Spirit

The Santa Barbara community is mourning the loss of this open-hearted man. Read story.

Margaret Ruth Zimmerman: 1924-2013

Wife and Mother

My mother, Margaret, was the 1950s version of a superwoman. Read story.

Thomas Yee Chung: 1942-2013

Owner of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens

When people ask me if I miss Jimmy’s, my answer is always yes, and no. Read story.

Roy Wentz, 1923-2013

Eternal Cowboy

Roy Wentz was no “Rhinestone Cowboy” — my godfather was the real deal, living the cowboy way, every day. Read story.

Gilbert Michael Herrera, 1965-2013

Musician, Bon Vivant, Beloved Friend

Musician, bon vivant, and beloved friend. Read story.

Joseph Pollock: 1913-2013

Physician and Philanthropist

You had to up your game when Joe was around. Read story.

Ellen Louise Marcus: 1925-2013

Washington Insider

Ellen had three qualities in particular that allowed her to move in the highest circles of power in Washington. Read story.

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Alvita Porter

We were so blessed to have her in our lives for so long. Alvita Porter passed away ... Read

Tucker Heintz

Tucker Heintz will be remembered by the countless lives he impacted before passing away on August 25, ... Read

Hal Finney

Harold Thomas Finney II, better known as Hal Finney, passed away on August 28 at the age ... Read

Deanna Alisa Vazquez

Deanna Alisa Vazquez 6-2-78 ---9-6-98 Labor Day 16 years ago turned into a day you became "FOREVER ... Read

Diane Marie Napoleone

Diane Marie Napoleone passed away after a long illness. She was born in California and lived in ... Read

John Maximilian Unzueta II

John Maximilian Unzueta II, 43 of Santa Barbara, CA, passed on August 20, 2014. John was a ... Read

Daniel E. Signor

Daniel E. Signor, 77, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 27th, 2014. Service information is pending. Read

Norman Edward Savage

Norman Edward Savage passed away peacefully at Serenity House on August 22, 2014. Born July 20, 1933 ... Read

Josefina Martin

Josefina Martin, 90, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 25th, 2014. A Rosary will be held ... Read

Todd Edward Sessler

Todd Edward Sessler, 52, of Goleta passed away on August 24th, 2014. Services are pending and being ... Read

Jasmine D. Murphy

Jasmine D. Murphy March 19, 1983-August 23, 2014 beloved daughter, niece, cousin and friend to many, has ... Read

John J. Lynk

John J. Lynk passed away in Goleta on August 19th, 2014 at age 66. Graveside service on ... Read

Mona Skeen

Mona Etury Skeen was born and raised in Santa Barbara. The daughter of Spanish Basque immigrants from ... Read

Norman Edward Albert Savage

Norman Edward Albert Savage was born on July 20th, 1933 and passed away in Carpinteria on August ... Read

James Franklin Shook, Jr.

James Franklin Shook, Jr., 84, passed away in Carpinteria on August 24th, 2014. Memorial Service - Saturday, ... Read

Charles Gordon Campbell

Santa Barbara -- Charles Gordon (Gordy) Campbell, 89, Died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his hometown of ... Read

Mona Skeen

Mona Skeen passed away on August 21st in Santa Barbara, information on memorial services is pending. Read

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