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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.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

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Jennie Beltran

In Loving Memory of Jennie Beltran My Jen Jen, I can’t believe it has been a year ... Read

Edwin Ryder Edwards

Edwin Ryder Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, October 7, 1922 to Emma Holland Ryder Edwards ... Read

Joseph Patarak

DATE OF BIRTH: 02-20-1920 DATE OF DEATH: 08-20-2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: No ... Read

Ronald Grant Robertson

DATE OF BIRTH: December 22, 1938 DATE OF DEATH: August 19, 2016 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria , ... Read

John Robert (J.R., Bob) Haller

John Robert (Bob) Haller, renowned California botanist, inspirational teacher, and mentor to so many, died on August ... Read

Mack Stanton

Remembering Mack Mack Stanton 02-05-37 to 09-07-09 You've been gone for seven years now, but I still ... Read

Dr. Gino C. Battistone

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, of Silver Spring, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD. He was a graduate ... Read

Sandy -Sandy Pants- Sandra D Dog

Born in Santa Barbara. Mother was a purebred Weimaraner, father was a Catahoula who climbed over a ... Read

William (Bill) Francis Shinn

Bill Shinn passed away August 17, 2016 at his home in Goleta, CA. Bill was born February ... Read

Barbara K. Chaney

DATE OF BIRTH: 9/2/1926 DATE OF DEATH: 8/14/2016 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: No Services. Read

Gerald S. Thede

Jerry Thede passed away peacefully August 7, 2016 in Santa Barbara from complications of Parkinson’s Disease after ... Read

Geoffrey R. Johnson

Geoffrey R. Johnson passed away on July 26, 2016 in Santa Barbara surrounded by his loving family. ... Read

Norman Wolfgang Jaffe

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1924 DATE OF DEATH: 8/13/2016 AGE: 91 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service ... Read

Larry McMullen

A loving Father and husband, Larry McMullen, passed away from Early Onset Alzheimer’s on July 23, 2016. ... Read

Robert Burns Donnelly

DATE OF BIRTH: 8/04/1920 DATE OF DEATH: 8/14/2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria. SERVICE INFORMATION: Graveside service Friday ... Read

Jasmine Murphy

It's been 2 years and you are still missed today, tomorrow and forever. I love you buttercup. ... Read

Raphael R. Saragosa

In Memoriam 5 December - 21 August 2001 In loving memory, we are strong as ever knowing ... Read

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