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Jonny Wallis: 1946 - 2013

A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta

A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.

Robert Christensen: 1928 - 2013

Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman

A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.

Joy Parkinson: 1924 – 2013

A Hero Moves On

A hero moves on. Read story.

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

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.

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Maria Pauletto

Maria Pauletto, 97, passed away in Santa Barbara on March 2nd, 2015. A Rosary will be held ... Read

Richard Jerome Golden

On February 28, 2015 we suddenly lost an incredible man, Richard Jerome Golden. As vibrant and strong ... Read

James Petrovich

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jim attended the University of San Francisco but graduated from UC ... Read

Richard E. Kraemer

Richard E. Kraemer, 80, passed away in Santa Barbara on February 14th, 2015. A Memorial Mass will ... Read

Patricia Wolfe

Patricia [Patty] Wolfe left us peacefully, on Sunday February the twenty second, at home with her family. ... Read

Eric Christian Sutherland

Eric Christian Sutherland passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on February 17, 2015. He was born at ... Read

Don "Skip" Skipworth

Chef, teacher, and Santa Barbara, California, resident Don “Skip” Skipworth quietly exited this life on Monday, February ... Read

Dr. Erno S. Daniel

Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday, February ... Read

Lucia M. Korolev

Lucia M. Korolev, 88, passed away on February 26th, 2015. Visitation - THURSDAY, March 5, Noon to ... Read

Angela B. Orellana

Angela B. Orellana, 64, passed away on February 22nd, 2015. A viewing will take place on Friday ... Read

Frances M. Conn

Frances M. Conn, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away February 20, 2015. Celebration of Life service pending. ... Read

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson passed away early Sunday morning February 15th. She died peacefully in her sleep. ... Read

Glen Edward Daley

Glen Edward Daley, 79, of Montecito, passed away peacefully on 2/19/2015 after a lengthy illness surrounded by ... Read

Donna Kittle

Donna Kittle, 86, passed away in Santa Barbara on February 17th, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held ... Read

Jeffrey Michael Parker

Parker, Jeffrey Michael (Age 35) Jeff Parker, our cherished son and brother left us on January 2 ... Read

Nathaniel Michael Dovgin

"If you love someone enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone". You had an ... Read

Judith Stafford Macneil

Judith Stafford Macneil left us on February 12, 2015. Born to Lillian Hague and Rodney Stafford Sr. ... Read

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