Joan Magruder (1939-2016)

Santa Barbara's Fairy Godmother

Joan Magruder died reluctantly after a lifetime as a blonde hurricane, championing others while overcoming personal fears, and lovingly spoiling her grandchildren. Read story.

Ripkyn Strader-Murphy: 1996 – 2016

In the end, it was Ripkyn's goodness that made you swoon. Read story.

Thomas Myles Steinbeck: 1944-2016

Writer and Raconteur

The writer of several novels and a fierce defender of the works of his father, John, Thomas Steinbeck left with the Perseid meteor shower this year. Read story.

Sue Higman: 1919-2016

A True Pearl's Girl

Feisty and dogged, Sue Higman had learned at Pearl Chase's knee that the good fight was a tireless one, skills she used to save the Wilcox property. Read story.

Manuel Mata Barajas: 1937-2016

Patriarch of the Rose Café #2

After working with his mother at her Haley Street restaurant, Manuel Barajas opened his own Rose Café on the Mesa in 1980. Read story.

Elie Wiesel: 1928-2016

A Remembrance

“When a Jew cries, 20 centuries cry with him or her," he told the author. Read story.

Dennis Spangler: 1953-2016

Fabric Designer, Jewelry Maker

Dennis Spangler made hand-colored fabrics for an exclusive clientele, designed jewelry, and converted found objects into marvelous art pieces. Read story.

Cedric James Robinson: 1940-2016

Uncowed and Unbowed

Cedric James Robinson had an inquiring gaze that so efficiently cracked the mirror of your soul, a gaze that had become a powerful weapon against hypocrites and sycophants, so prevalent in our environment. Read story.

Robert Klausner: 1926-2016

Power Broker in Santa Barbara for Two Decades

On the frontlines of Santa Barbara environmentalism and politics for two decades, Bob Klausner lent his intellect and intensity to progressive goals. Read story.

Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016

The Conscience of a Generation

Muhammad Ali, an ever greater showman, put it all on the line time after time in the ring, in his refusal to fight in Vietnam, and in his embrace of Islam. Read story.

Margaret "Peggy" Louise Hurst: 1930-2016

A Passion for the Road

Peggy Hurst is remembered as a "home economist" extraordinaire with a passion for hitting the road. Read story.

Jonathan Edward Bailey: 1952-2016

A Good Cop

Jon Bailey enjoyed being a guardian. He was good at it, because he loved what he did. Read story.

Walter Kohn: 1923-2016

Nobel Laureate, Physicist, Peace Advocate

Though science and physics were his life, Walter Kohn was a humanist, artist, and philosopher who mentored and inspired students and colleagues alike. Read story.

Harold ‘Rusty’ Fairly: 1932-2016

Athlete, Coach, City Councilmember

Rusty Fairly was a tough football and baseball coach for UCSB and SBCC, and he later brought his down-to-earth style to the City Council. Read story.

Thomas Blatt: 1927-2015

A Witness to the Horrors of Sobibór

Thomas Blatt survived the Sobibór death camp and went on to tell the story the Nazis tried to erase. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper, if space allows.. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Allyn Ann McLerie Gaynes

Allyn Ann McLerie Gaynes, actress and dancer of the Broadway stage, movie and television screens, died peacefully ... Read

Kristin Galloway

DATE OF BIRTH: 10-30-1939 DATE OF DEATH: 05-23-2018 AGE:78 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Cornelia Koke

Cornelia Koke lived a full life and will never be forgotten for her smile, laughter and beautiful ... Read

Barbara Marion Bowie (Tilley)

Mom was born January 23, 1925 in Oahu, Hawaii to William and Dorothy Tilley. She was the ... Read

Richard Bruce Parent

DATE OF BIRTH: 05-02-1938 DATE OF DEATH: 05-18-2018 AGE:80 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Funeral service; ... Read

Charlotte Ann Woods

Charlotte Ann Woods a native of Santa Barbara passed away May 18, 2018 the age of 100. ... Read

Barbara Maddux Rudenko

Barbara Maddux Rudenko passed away on May 5, 2018 at the age of 80. Ms. R as ... Read

Dorothy Pearl Chambers

Dorothy passed away peacefully in her home with her daughter, son, and granddaughter by her side on ... Read

Carl Harris

Carl Harris passed away on May 14th in Santa Barbara. He grew up in Jennings, Louisiana on ... Read

Barbara Miller Reiss

Our Mom and Nana loved her family, her friends, her country and the Lord. She lived a ... Read

Adil M. Yaqub

DATE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1928 DATE OF DEATH: May 14, 2018 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Dr. Harris "Bubs" Meisel

Memorial Celebration of Harris' life, Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alpha ... Read

Robert E. Weiss

Robert E. Weiss of Santa Ynez, California, a longtime attorney, died on May 15, 2018, from the ... Read

Joanne Marie Coulter

Our amazing mother, Joanne Marie Coulter, passed away suddenly on Tuesday March 20, 2018 and flew to ... Read

David Joseph Boccali

David Joseph Boccali passed away on March 26, 2018. He was born in Santa Barbara on February ... Read

Douglas "Ace" Comerdinger

Douglas “Ace” Comerdinger passed away April 16th. He was the son of George and Olga Comerdinger, and ... Read

Mona Chase Carrillo Curtiss

May 17th 1931-Dec 14th 2017 In remembrance of Mona, a Celebration of Life will be held on ... Read

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