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Debra “Dee” Weyermann: 1954-2013

Reporter

Dee Weyermann had just bagged another big story, and the copy desk was going to be working overtime tonight. Read story.

Vaughn E. Greditzer: 1920-2013

Artist

Some people are born into this world quietly, serenely, and others burst into it with incredible presence. Read story.

Jimmy McLeod: 1934-2013

Engineer, Soccer Player, Laird of the Wine Country

Most mornings for the past decade would find Jimmy McLeod seated at the big table inside the Vices & Spices coffee shop, engaged in lively conversation with anybody and everybody gathered around him and his wife, Elinor. Read story.

Lily Rossi: 1942 - 2013

Former Santa Barbara City Clerk

Many words come to mind in thinking about Lily Rossi: warm, caring, friend, strong work ethic, sense of humor, honest, thorough, and professional. Read story.

Jim McCoy: 1931-2013

Owner of McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

McCoy was a big bear of a guy who was welcoming to all who came in and around his life. Read story.

Fred ‘Squally’ Garrett Jr.: 1963-2013

Uncle

My uncle was a true gentleman. There are very few people left in the world like him. Read story.

Owen Woollis: 1951-2013

Nutritionist, Surfer, Philosopher

Many longtime Santa Barbarans will remember Owen as the owner of The Santa Barbara Nutrition Center, located at 15 East Figueroa Street. Read story.

Fred Benko: 1939-2013

Captain of the Condor Express, Founder of Sea Landing

The legendary captain of the Condor Express died this week. Read story.

Robert E. Kallman: 1925-2013

Former County Supervisor, Served in Administrations of Three U.S. Presidents

One of the most important community leaders in the second half of the 20th Century, a member of the 'Greatest Generation,' has passed. Read story.

Nevill Cramer: 1922-2013

Educator, Writer, Advocate

He served as president of four nonprofit boards, but his heart and soul were always in his hands-on volunteer work, which totaled 9,000 hours plus. Read story.

Barnaby Conrad: 1922-2013

Author, Painter, Bullfighter, Writers Conference Founder

Conrad formed the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to create writers and watch them grow. Read story.

Robert 'Rocky' Hilton: 1947-2012

Musician, Raconteur, Father, Irreplaceable Character

He preferred to be called Robert, but other monikers included "Mr. Personality," "Uncle Daddy," "El Cremo del Whippo," and some inappropriate for print. Read story.

Glenn Parks: 1921-2013

Gaviota Sharecropper

When he was working, which was always, Glenn Parks smelled of diesel fuel, malva weed, stale coffee, and the half-dozen dogs that perched in the back of his primeval jeep. Read story.

Robert Wilmott: 1948-2013

Graphic Artist, Santa Barbara Bowl Assistant House Supervisor

Although it should have been much longer, we are all fortunate to have had Robert in our lives. It's sad that we'll will never see his smiling face, or hear his cheery voice and laugh again, but he'll always be with us in our hearts. Read story.

Huell Howser: 1945-2013

Television Tourist; Lover of California; Charismatic Soul

Remembering the man behind California's Gold. Read story.

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Larry Ayres

Born November 15, 1939 in Lewiswtown, PA to parents Thomas and Evelyn (Finan) Ayres; passed on November ... Read

Gloria Sokol Betz

Memorial Meeting Please Join us as we celebrate the lives of GLORIA SOKOL BETZ, 1929-2014 and PETER ... Read

Peter Cohen

Memorial Meeting Please Join us as we celebrate the lives of GLORIA SOKOL BETZ, 1929-2014 and PETER ... Read

Robert "Cocoa" Berken

Cocoa passed away on November 22, 2014 in the company of his beloved wife of 45 years, ... Read

Henry Ybarra

Henry left peacefully from his Santa Barbara home on Nov. 16th. A native of Santa Barbara whose ... Read

Julie Brasseur Benson

Julie Brasseur Benson died unexpectedly in her home in Los Olivos on the early morning of October ... Read

Manfred A. Gauer

Known by friends as Freddy passed away peacefully on November 12, 2014 at age 43 after a ... Read

Frank Molina

During this season of Thanksgiving, we remember Frank Molina who died peacefully at home in Santa Barbara, ... Read

Angela Russell

Angela was born Angela Carol Hammond on April 9, 1945 in Normanton, in the West Riding of ... Read

John Daniel Van Ryn

He is a deeply loved father, adored brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed. He ... Read

Ruby Grace Hernandez

Hernandez, Ruby Grace, 87, of Santa Barbara, died at the Californian on November 16, 2014. The Rosary ... Read

Paula V. Loomis

Paula V. Loomis, 87, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 14th, 2014. A memorial service will ... Read

Mario Johnson

Mario Johnson, 57, of Santa Barbara passed away on November 16th, 2014. A Memorial Service is Pending. Read

Richard Young

Richard Young, 93, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 3rd, 2014. Memorial Service - Saturday, November ... Read

Mandfred A. Gauer

Manfred A. Gauer, 43, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 11th, 2014. Services are pending Read

John Karl Mielke

John Karl Mielke Sr. of Morro Bay, California left this world unexpectedly on October 8th 2014 at ... Read

Dorothy Eugene Fredendall McNeil

I was born in Columbia, Missouri, to loving, supporting parents. They both knew that all humans worldwide ... Read

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