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Amelia Frank: 1936-2012

Ombudsperson, Animal Lover, Environmentalist, Left-Wing Democrat

My friend Amelia Frank was not a very public person, but her life was lived with the public good in mind. Read story.

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.

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Emily Eugenia "Nemi" Frost

EMILY EUGENIA “NEMI” FROST, a former Santa Barbara resident, died peacefully in her sleep on 30 June ... Read

Betty Lang

LANG, Betty; 89, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Maribel Diaz

DIAZ, Maribel; 47, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Dewo Han

HAN, Dewo; 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 8, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Ingrid Winther

WINTHER, Ingrid; 90, of Solvang, passed away on July 13, 2014. Services pending. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Thelma Robertson

ROBERTSON, Thelma; 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 3, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Larry P. Prescott

PRESCOTT, Larry P.; 71, of Goleta, passed away July 11, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Janet A. Gaitlan

GAITLAN, Janet A.; 83, of Santa Maria, passed away July 12, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Elaine M. Flanagan

FLANAGAN, Elaine M.; 85, of Santa Maria, passed away July 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Susan R. Badone

BADONE, Susan R.; 65, of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 9, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Joseph De La Guerra

DE LA GUERRA, Joseph; 79, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 7, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Gerda Geppert

GEPPERT, Gerda; 86, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Dorothy Stearns

STEARNS, Dorothy; 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 4, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Amy Bolland

BOLLAND, Amy; 88, of Ventura, California, passed away June 30, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Daisy Martin

MARTIN, Daisy; 83, of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Ralph Fertig

Dear Friends, The Santa Barbara bicycling community suffered a devastating loss on Friday, July 18 with the ... Read

Eric Paul Laschinger

He was brave. He was honest. He was an explorer of life, constantly intrigued by his daily ... Read

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