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Dr. John D. Ehrenborg: 1927 - 2015

Innovative Educator

A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.

John Steven Harris: 1942-2015

Bodyworker Extraordinaire

An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read story.

Alberto Paul Pizano: 1931-2015

A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Alberto Pizano was a multitalented man who founded nonprofits and had a passion for history. He truly excelled in his ability to communicate through the written word. Read story.

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.

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Ann Montgomery Brower

Ann Montgomery Brower, writer and artist, died at age 83 in her home in Goleta, Calif., on ... Read

Ronald Ousey

Ronald Ousey was born in Rochdale England on March 6, 1928. His parents were William and Florence ... Read

Robert Bryan Jameson

DATE OF BIRTH: 3/23/1950 DATE OF DEATH: 6/15/2016 AGE: 66 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service ... Read

Joseph Michael Navarro

DATE OF BIRTH: 3/23/1991 DATE OF DEATH: 6/14/2016 AGE: 25 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services. Read

James Siebert

Dearly loved friend, father, and fine artist extraordinaire, James Siebert, swiftly and peacefully passed away in Santa ... Read

Dr. Jennifer Fortman

Born in Stevenage, England in October of 1948 to American WWII veteran, Bob Sulzbach, and English woman, ... Read

William "Bill" Underwood Jr.

Bill Underwood, 89, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Long Beach, CA on May 5, ... Read

Lavell Canley

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/20/1946 DATE OF DEATH: 6/10/2016 AGE: 69 RESIDENCE: Oxnard. SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at Welch- ... Read

Maria Anna Herzog

Maria Anna Herzog “Ann,” age 88, resident of Oxnard for over 40 years, passed away on Friday, ... Read

Katherine Jones Starr

STARR, Katherine Jones was a spirited, generous, and courageous woman of uncommon fortitude. She succumbed peacefully at ... Read

Sue Leota Harris

On Sunday June 5, 2016, Sue Leota Harris passed away at her home in Santa Barbara CA, ... Read

Manuel Mata Barajas

Manuel Mata Barajas, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on May 11, ... Read

Gilles Dupuis

Gilles Dupuis passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in southern Oregon on May 20, ... Read

George Taborsky

George Taborsky was born in Budapest, Hungary on February 12th, 1928, to Dr. Otto Taborsky, a historian, ... Read

Brian Craig Hutchinson

Brian Craig Hutchinson passed away on May 24th, 2016 peacefully and surrounded by loved ones after a ... Read

Zygmunt & Helena Weyna

Zygmunt and Helena Weyna, Santa Barbara residents of the San Roque area, were born in Poland in ... Read

Theodore Eimon Knudson

Theodore Eimon Knudson Our beloved husband, father and grandfather peacefully entered the Life Eternal on May 24, ... Read

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