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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.

Richard García: 1947–2014

Un Hombre de la Raza

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.

Swingin' Dave Collert: 1952-2014

Guitar Master

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

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Diane Segalbacher

Diane Segelbacher died peacefully at the beautiful Serenity House Hospice Home on April 17, 2016 after suffering ... Read

Tamra Lynn Consbruck

Born August 31st, 1964- Inglewood, CA. Died April 19th, 2016- San Diego, CA. Read

Gail L. Stribling

DATE OF BIRTH: September 11, 1951 DATE OF DEATH: April 25, 2016 AGE: 64 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria, CA ... Read

Edna Tanaka

Edna Tanaka passed away on February 28, 2016 at the age of 92 at the Val Verde ... Read

Frayne Gaylord Higgason

Frayne Gaylord Higgason as the name might infer was a man for all seasons. He was born ... Read

Dix Alan Dolge

Dix Alan Dolge died peacefully on April 8th, 2016 at his home in Carpinteria, Ca with his ... Read

Andrew Paul Hilton

Andrew Paul Hilton of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22nd with his wife Megan ... Read

Jessie Gonzales

Jessie Gonzales was born on Christmas Day 1913 in Nogales, Mexico. She grew up in Tucson, AZ, ... Read

Walter Kohn

The family of UCSB Professor and 1998 Nobel Prize laureate Walter Kohn regrets to say that he ... Read

Genevieve Anne Ludford

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/28/1928 DATE OF DEATH: 4/13/2016 AGE: 87 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services. Read

Ruben G. Gutierrez

DATE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1909 DATE OF DEATH: April 17, 2016 AGE: 106 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Guadalupe Pulido Aguirre

DATE OF DEATH: 04/07/2016 DATE OF BIRTH: 03/16/1932 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION:N/A Read

Russell (Rusty) L. Johnston Jr.

JOHNSTON JR., Russell (Rusty) L., 54, left us suddenly on April 7, 2016. Rusty was very well ... Read

Jon Eidelson

Jon Eidelson, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California. Jon was born ... Read

Carmen Ramirez

Carmen M. Ramirez, 87, of Santa Barbara went to be with our Lord on April 12th after ... Read

Joan Harrison Easterbrook

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/14/1930 DATE OF DEATH: 4/6/2016 AGE: 85 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on ... Read

Edward L. Harris

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/15/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 4/12/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

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