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James Victor: 1950-2012

Artist, Father, Extreme Athlete, Burning Man

His connection to the source of it all, and his ability to serve as a conduit to shower us all in beauty, will never be forgotten. Read story.

Dave Brubeck: 1920 – 2012

Jazz Great Brubeck Loved Coming to Santa Barbara

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died on December 5 at age 92, left a lasting mark not only on jazz but also on world culture. Read story.

Barry Alan Berkus: 1935-2012

Architect, Adventurer

The internationally renowned architect designed more than 600,000 residences, many on the South Coast. Read story.

Eleanor Anne Knapp Reynolds: 1915-2012

Advocate for Seniors

Eleanor attracted many people with her ready laugh, her great joy of life, her interest in others and their lives, and her empathy for those in need. Read story.

Swami Swahananda: 1921-2012

Head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California

Swahananda was a sannyasin of unconditional renunciation and a scholar with a bottomless curiosity about the world, renowned for his compassion, his flawless memory – and his insatiable appetite for jokes. Read story.

Andrew L. Jackson, 1958-2012

“The Guitar Chameleon”

The passionate and graceful way Andrew played brought joy to others, and that fueled his creativity in return. Read story.

Phyllis Zimmerman: 1934-2012

Choir Director

Never once did I come through my dear friend Phyllis Zimmerman's door, in all the years I visited her, to hear music playing. I came to realize that only a caretaker of silence can be a true caretaker of sound. Read story.

Jim Lindsey: 1933-2012

Advertising Executive, Civic Activist

With Lindsey a principal on the account, Toyota and the advertising firm made history in the creation of image — including the jingle, "You asked for it, you got it, Toyota!" Read story.

Bobby Isaacson, 1948-2012

Storyteller, Teacher, Rancher, Friend

Remembering the storyteller, teacher, rancher, and friend. Read story.

Kody: 1998 – 2012

Search and Rescue K9

Credited with numerous finds during his search career, Kody made a difference in my life, my family’s life, and the lives of many others. Read story.

Marilyn Grosboll: 1943-2012

Self-esteem Teacher

Marilyn left her earthsuit on Friday, August 24. Seeing who and what was awaiting her, she departed with a hint of a smile on her face. Read story.

William Watson: 1948-2012

Software Engineer, Classical Music Supporter

William was particularly enthusiastic in inspiring young people to immerse themselves in music for their own intellectual growth and to ensure the continuation and evolution of classical music. Read story.

Victoria A. (Molly) Lopez: 1921-2012

WWII Repairer of Naval Vessels, Mexican and Chumash Cultural Activist

Molly Lopez (née Ruelas) was the last matriarch of the old families at “Spanish Town," Montecito, California. Read story.

Mary Elon Bell Chatham: 1910-2012

Granny

Sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee, Granny hears the door open and a cheery little voice. “Look what we have here,” she says as her great-granddaughter, Lexi, marches into the room. Read story.

Lexi Angelina Krasnoff: 2008-2012

3-Year-Old Girl

Lexi was our sweet baby girl, whom we loved more than anything else in the world. She was always affectionate and at times brutally honest. Lexi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia one week before her second birthday and died at the age of three years after a more than courageous fight. Read story.

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Mary Elizabeth Hatland

HATLAND, Mary Elizabeth; of Santa Barbara; died July 7, 2014; she was 91. Services are pending. Arrangements ... Read

Jeremy Dennis Hass

Jeremy Dennis Hass passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2014, at his home in Santa Barbara. Born ... Read

Dylan Corselius Willson

Celebrating Dylan July 14, 2014 Today, please share a moment with Dylan. Climb a mountain trail, walk ... Read

John Wiley Stack

John Wiley Stack passed away peacefully on June 23, 2014 at 90 years of age. He was ... Read

Edward "Tom" Cordero

CORDERO, Edward “Tom”; of Santa Barbara; died June 26, 2014 (Born: 02/03/1943); he was 71. Memorial Mass; ... Read

William C. "Billy" Smith

SMITH, William C. "Billy"; of Santa Barbara; died June 30, 2014 (Born: 05/07/1957); he was 57. "Paddle ... Read

Thelma M. "Sue" Robertson

Thelma M. Robertson, also known to friends as Sue, passed away at the age of 96 on ... Read

John Humphries

March 2, 1937 – June 26, 2014 John Humphries, a resident of Carpinteria, California, died on June ... Read

Dr. Mark J. Temmer

Dr. Mark J. Temmer, professor emeritus of Comparative and French Literature, passed away peacefully in his sleep ... Read

Laura Rowan Peake

The passing of Laura Rowan Peake on Friday, June 27th, was noted with great sadness by those ... Read

Claire Edith Bishop

BISHOP, Claire Edith; of Goleta; died June 26, 2014 (Born: 03/10/1942); she was 72. Services Pending. Arrangements ... Read

Michael Jimenez

10/06/1966 - 07/03/2013 My Son, I miss you more each day. You were a sensitive, caring, sympathetic ... Read

Felix V. Rivera

Felix V. Rivera was born on January 12, 1920, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico and passed away on ... Read

Ruth Mae Leggett

LEGGETT, Ruth Mae; of Santa Barbara; died June 29, 2014; she was 92. Visitation - 7/2, 3:00 ... Read

Betty Humphrey

Humphrey, Betty, 58, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away June 29, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

John Humphries

Humphries, John, 77, of Santa Barbara, California, passed away June 26, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

John Eugene Gerngross

John Eugene Gerngross, 90, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014 at his home in Santa Barbara. ... Read

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