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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.

Joe Burke: 1949-2013

Surfer

Joe Burke’s Isla Vista Surf Company introduced countless UCSB students to the life-changing pursuit of waves. Read story.

Eric Cole Kitchen: 1950-2013

Attorney

Often, the most enchanting of us arrive in the most complex of packages. Read story.

Myrna Price and Sidney Price

Each of my parents was so beautifully unique and special. Read story.

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Mary B. Prekker

Mary Bernadette Suter was born on Sept 17, 1926 to Sophie and Joseph Suter in Clara City, ... Read

Audrey Violet Holden

Our beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, Audrey Holden passed away on April 10, 2015 in Brevard, North Carolina. ... Read

Sylvia Valenzuela

Sylvia was born February 16, 1926 in London, England to Leonard (Pop) and Hannah (Nan) Lee, and ... Read

Aurelio Lomeli Nunez, Sr.

Aurelio Lomeli Nuñez Sr. of Santa Barbara passed away on April 15, 2015, in his hometown of ... Read

Richard Langley Schall

Richard Langley Schall, greatly loved and respected husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle died April 18, 2015, ... Read

Samuel Thomas Hurst IV

Sam Hurst died peacefully at his home in Montecito on April 10 of natural causes. He was ... Read

Reverend Jerome Smith

Born on August 4, 1919 in Santa Barbara to Joseph and Susie Smith. He attended schools in ... Read

Larry Ariew

Our community has lost an exceptional man. On April 9th, Larry Ariew died peacefully at Sarah House ... Read

S. Robert Bronfen

Sanford Robert Bronfen, known as Bob or Bobby to those who loved him, passed away peacefully in ... Read

Horace James Schooter

Jim Schooter, 80, died peacefully in his sleep on Easter morning, April 5, 2015. Jim will be ... Read

Francis Walter Rowbottam

Our beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and husband, Frank Rowbottam, was born to Evelyn and Walter Rowbottam ... Read

Warren Paul "Doc" Berry

Doc was born July 1, 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The family moved to Estes Park, Colorado and ... Read

Jonee Grat

Jonee Grat, 86, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2015 surrounded by her ... Read

Ronald (Ron) Tan

Ronald (Ron) Tan was born April 23, 1949 in China and passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 16, ... Read

Alan Myles Limberg

Alan Myles Limburg (“Myles”), 89, was born in New York City on December 6, 1925, and passed ... Read

Alexander William Gruenberg

Alexander William Gruenberg passed away at the age of 30 years old, due to unforeseen complications during ... Read

Carmen Webster

Carmen Webster was known for her tremendous smile and great love of nature. Carmen grew up in ... Read

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