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Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

Mary Carol Edwards, 1924 – 2013

Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman

The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.

George Delmerico, 1945-2013

First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent

George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.

Rodger Casier, 1955-2013

Artist

Many met Rodger through the Mental Health Arts Festival where his warmth and welcoming energy drew people in to view and appreciate his work. Read story.

Carl P. Woodcock, 1947 - 2013

Surfer

Carl Woodcock died, much as he lived, defiant and rude to just about everyone except those close friends and family he cared so much about. Read story.

Khalid Hurst, 1976 – 2013

Football Player, Loyal Friend, Generous Spirit

The Santa Barbara community is mourning the loss of this open-hearted man. Read story.

Margaret Ruth Zimmerman: 1924-2013

Wife and Mother

My mother, Margaret, was the 1950s version of a superwoman. Read story.

Thomas Yee Chung: 1942-2013

Owner of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens

When people ask me if I miss Jimmy’s, my answer is always yes, and no. Read story.

Roy Wentz, 1923-2013

Eternal Cowboy

Roy Wentz was no “Rhinestone Cowboy” — my godfather was the real deal, living the cowboy way, every day. Read story.

Gilbert Michael Herrera, 1965-2013

Musician, Bon Vivant, Beloved Friend

Musician, bon vivant, and beloved friend. Read story.

Joseph Pollock: 1913-2013

Physician and Philanthropist

You had to up your game when Joe was around. Read story.

Ellen Louise Marcus: 1925-2013

Washington Insider

Ellen had three qualities in particular that allowed her to move in the highest circles of power in Washington. Read story.

Joe Burke: 1949-2013

Surfer

Joe Burke’s Isla Vista Surf Company introduced countless UCSB students to the life-changing pursuit of waves. Read story.

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Malcolm Gene Morehouse

Malcolm Gene Morehouse of Santa Barbara, California died on April, 30, 2015. He was 91 years old. ... Read

Elizabeth Ann Freet

Liz joined her Lord and Savior peacefully In St. George, Utah as she left this world doing ... Read

Loberta Geene Hunter

“Geene” is a unique name. That's because Geene Hunter came up with it herself - Loberta “Geene” ... Read

Woodrow Wiley

Viewing and Service on May 20th McDermott–Crocket, 2020 Chapala St. Viewing at 10 am – 12 pm ... Read

Dylan Corselius-Willson

Happy Birthday We raise our glasses to you with love and laughter. Today, your day, the sun ... Read

Esperanza Darbyshire-Malham

In Memory I love you so much. I was so broken hearted when you left this world. ... Read

Mary Rita (Bret) Niediek

Born on May 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA; Mary was the first child & only daughter ... Read

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky, 75, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 20, 2015, after a ... Read

Kathryn Faye Blaine

Kathryn Faye Blaine, 63, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away May 14, 2015, at Serenity House Hospice. ... Read

Dr. Robert E. Steele

Bob Steele was exceptional. Born in Berkeley, California to Margaret and Elbert Steele, he lost his father ... Read

Mary Louise Harris

May 26, 1933 in Buffalo, N.Y. born to Elliott and Janie Gladden was Mary Louise Gladden. She ... Read

Ashok Lindberg

Charles Ashok Lindberg died in the city of Los Angeles on May 6, 2015, at the morning ... Read

Helen Eva Seager Breck

Helen Eva Seagar Breck passed away peacefully on Sunday May 3rd, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California. Helen ... Read

Frank M. Clark

Frank was born in Santa Barbara after his father left New York in 1928 headed for California. ... Read

Marlowe Goldsby

Marlowe was raised in his beloved Seattle, an only child, by his mother Libby Shapro Goldsby and ... Read

Robert William Dodson

Bob Dodson, a long- time resident of Santa Barbara, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29 at Cottage ... Read

Richard Blair

Richard passed from this world peacefully on April 25,2015 . He was born in Hartford Connecticut ,grew ... Read

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