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Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist

Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.

Leonel Acosta: 1932-2014

From Huetamo to Santa Barbara, Many Times

Born in Huetamo, Michoacán, México, Leonel Acosta inspired his family with his life and his lessons. Read story.

Eva Landecker Menkin: 1923-2014

Therapist, Writer, Tennis Enthusiast, Proprietor of the Menkin Motel

The therapist, author, tennis enthusiast, and proprietor of the Menkin Motel is lovingly remembered by her son. Read story.

Mesa Memories of Chris Whitcraft

Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.

Fred Kavli: 1927 – 2013

Physicist, Philanthropist

The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.

Bill Yerkes: 1934 – 2014

Solar Pioneer

Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.

Lorenzo 'Dal' Dall’Armi: 1922-2014

Educator, Athlete, Chef

Past president of SBCC and county superintendent of schools, Lorenzo Dall'Armi also once traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.

Joe Pasinato: 1950-2014

The Face of the Forest Service

The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.

Brock Brower: 1931-2014

Author and Journalist’s Work Spanned Media and Eras

From novels to journalism to television, Brock Brower’s distinctive voice shaped American culture. Read story.

Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Dancing with Luis

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena. Read story.

Louise Marie Moulton Hanson: 1914 – 2014

Rancher, Environmentalist

Louise would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.

Jack Earl Smith: 1922 – 2014

Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa

Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.

Bill Richardson: 1926 - 2013

Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man

When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.

Barry Spacks: 1931 – 2014

The Elephant in the Arts Room

I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.

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John L. Coppejans

BORN: 09/26/19 DIED: 01/30/16 AGE: 96 LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA Read

Joya Marie Wells

Joya Marie Wells, age 85, of Santa Barbara, passed peacefully on February 10th, 2016 at Serenity House ... Read

Josef Schwaiger

DATE OF BIRTH: 5/24/1927 DATE OF DEATH: 2/9/2016 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at ... Read

Donna Louise (Skipton) Rice

Donna Louise (Skipton) Rice, age 66, of Santa Barbara, CA. passed away peacefully on February 3, 2016 ... Read

Alan Patrick Johnson

Alan Johnston 12-18-1964 to 01-24-2016 passed on to heaven from a heart attack at the age of ... Read

Carole Ann Stone

Carole Ann Stone, 82, of Surprise, Arizona entered into eternal peace on February 6, 2016 after a ... Read

Erica Nicole Reynolds

Erica Nicole Reynolds, 27, passed away on the evening of January 23, 2016 at the Serenity House ... Read

Beverly Mae Donaldson

Beverly Mae Donaldson, 85, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 after a gradual decline in health. ... Read

Timothy Patrick McGillen

DATE OF BIRTH: 08-29-1946 DATE OF DEATH: 02-06-2016 AGE: 69 RESIDENCE: Goleta, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass; Friday, ... Read

Suzanne R. Mc Kay

DATE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1923 DATE OF DEATH: February 8, 2016 AGE: 92 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Bill (J. William) Nelson

1936 - 2016 A memorial and celebration of Bill Nelson’s life will be held Sunday, February 21st ... Read

Paul Daniel King

Paul Daniel King was born to Guy Le Ray and Margaret Honora Buckley King on February 18, ... Read

Declan Goudet Gloster

Declan Goudet GLOSTER (12 years), second son of Catherine and Paul Gloster, brother of Yannick and Eoghan. ... Read

Luis Madrigal

Age 81, loving husband, father, friend, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 surrounded by family. He ... Read

Nancy Elizabeth May de L'Arbre

Nancy Elizabeth May de L’Arbre passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016. She was born on November ... Read

Anna Jacqueline Rhodes

Feb 11, 1987 - Aug 10, 2014 Happy 29th Birthday Dear Anna. You are loved and missed ... Read

Jimmy Page

In Loving Memory James (Jimmy) Benson Page formerly of Santa Barbara passed away on January 20, 2016 ... Read

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