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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.

Elizabeth D. "Betsey" Ryan: 1920-2012

School Principal, President of Maravilla Residents Council

Since my mom’s death earlier this year, I have had the chance to
 go through many of her little treasures: keepsakes, letters and
postcards, boxes of unsorted photographs. Read story.

Elmer Wilson Koonce: 1916-2012

WWII Pilot, Building Contractor, United Boys & Girls Club Chair

Leiutenant Elmer Wilson Koonce (aka The Falcon, The Sultan of Summerland, and Uncle Bud) passed peacefully, on his 96th birthday, at his home in Santa Barbara, surrounded by loved ones. Read story.

Matt Sanchez: 1959-2012

Founder of AllforOne Youth and Mentoring, Barber

I join many at-risk youth as I mourn for the loss of a dear homeboy and carnal. I grieve for the Sanchez family, as they deal with the loss of a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. I pray that the people of Santa Barbara realize they have lost a prince of peace. Read story.

Robert H. Foreman: 1924-2012

First Director of Santa Barbara's Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority, and the Community Development Department

While his name may be unfamiliar today, our city owes Bob Foreman a great debt. Bob laid solid foundations and set high standards for agencies that have shaped much of our city’s unique physical and economic environment. Read story.

Vickie Marie Wasilko: 1951-2012

Landscaper, Surfer, Santa Barbara Women's Softball Hall of Famer

Vickie grew up with her best friends, Michael, Wendy, and Bonnie. They played in the walnut fields (now the YMCA on Hitchcock) and only came home when the streetlights came on. Read story.

Robert Huttenback: 1928-2012

UCSB Chancellor 1977-86

Robert Huttenback played a key role in the National Science Foundation decision to establish the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB. Read story.

Sadnah Lembo: 1939-2012

Healer, Artist, Drummer

Her thriving healing arts practice helped many people heal their physical and emotional ailments. Read story.

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Lloyd Van Horsen

VAN HORSEN, Lloyd; of Santa Barbara; died April 20, 2014; he was 94. Service: pril 28, 1PM ... Read

Samuel E. Salazar

SALAZAR, Samuel E.; of Santa Barbara; died April 17, 2014 (Born: 10/10/1926); he was 87. Graveside Service ... Read

Nancy Jean Orso

ORSO, Nancy Jean; of Santa Barbara; died April 18, 2014 (Born: 11/24/1934); she was 79. Celebration of ... Read

Raymond William Jewell

06/17/1928 - 03/08/2014 To his sister Helen of Redmond, WA, he was My Little Brother; he was ... Read

Robert Herrera

HERRERA, Robert; of Santa Barbara; died April 8, 2014 (Born: 03/15/1944); he was 70. No Services. Arrangements ... Read

Sharon (Sharry Aline Seccomb Stepner Manzullo) Rose

09/25/1943–04/10/2014 Sharry Rose, 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Carpinteria on April 10th after surrendering ... Read

Ann Frances Winters

WINTERS, Ann Frances; of Santa Barbara; died March 9, 2014 (Born: 02/06/1953). A memorial is planned for ... Read

Laura "Lolo" Elizabeth Clowers

Laura “Lolo” Elizabeth Clowers was born January 15, 1986 and died April 10, 2014, at the young ... Read

Jose "Joe" Saenz Maya

Joe was born July 8, 1941. He died unexpectedly on April 14, 2014, when his big loving ... Read

Paula and Frank Carnaghe

In memoriam... Paula Carnaghe 1/3/1931 – 4/26/2010 Frank Carnaghe 6/28/1930 – 4/25/2011 We miss you in so ... Read

Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum

Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum, a daughter of William Lemuel Spence and Ina Clements Spence, born in Camden, ... Read

Janice Tolotti Chelini

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the light of Janice Ann Tolotti Chelini was extinguished. Janice passed away ... Read

Mildred Edith Lowe

LOWE, Mildred Edith; of Horse Creek CA, formerly of Goleta; died April 9, 2014; she was 103; ... Read

Charles "Chuck" Rao

11/1950 -3/2014 Charles "Chuck" Rao passed away in Santa Barbara, CA on March 31st, 2014 after battling ... Read

Elizabeth R. Kronen

KRONEN, Elizabeth R.; of Santa Barbara; died April 9, 2014 (Born: 07/14/1925); she was 88. Services Pending. ... Read

Daniel William "Stoney" Stonecipher

Born in Oakland, California to Maxine and William Stonecipher, the family relocated to Newark, Delaware thereafter where ... Read

Peter Meijes Tiersma

TIERSMA, Peter Meijes; of Goleta; died April 13, 2014; he was 61. Private service pending. Arrangements by ... Read