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Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

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.

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Joshua Christiansson

Celebration of Life For Joshua Christiansson And Grandmother Karen Sunday July 12, 1-4 pm 2427 Murrell Rd. ... Read

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr.

Robert Harris Ripley, Jr. (Bob), 76 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Santa Barbara, died on March 26, ... Read

Lynn Ripley Willmarth

Lynn Ripley Willmarth, 79, of Marina Del Rey died on April 5, 2015. She was born on ... Read

Esther Isaacson

With the passing of Esther Isaacson on May 25 at age 102, the Santa Barbara County ranching ... Read

Dorothy G Beverly

Dorothy G. Beverly, 90, passed away on June 27, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Services Pending. Read

Wanda M. Barnett

Wanda M. Barnett, 85, passed on June 24, 2015. Formerly of Santa Barbara. Private Services. Read

Vivian Marie Hapeman Obern

Vivian, ‘Vie,’ passed away peacefully on June 21, 2015 at the age of 94. Vivian was born ... Read

Thomas Josephy Easterbrook

Thomas Joseph Easterbrook, 57, passed away on June 29, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services planned. Read

Karen Christiansson

Karen Christiansson passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep on the afternoon of June 3, 2015. ... Read

Elizabeth Proffer

Elizabeth Proffer, 100, passed away on June 23, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No Services planned. Read

Josie Mae Howard

Josie Mae Howard, also known as “Jo-Mae,” finished her earthly duties on June 14, 2015, at age ... Read

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh

Graham Ferrier Mackintosh, fine printer and publisher. Born April 13, 1935 in Salt Lake City. He lived ... Read

Lawrence T. Hammett

Lawrence T. Hammett, 81, passed away on June 19, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A memorial ... Read

Eric Schulenberg

Eric-It doesn’t seem possible that you left this earth six years ago. There isn’t a day that ... Read

Frances "Nina" Navarro

Frances “Nina” Navarro, 64, passed away on June 11, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION:Funeral Mass will ... Read

Daniel Joseph O'Connor

Daniel Joseph O'Connor, 77, passed away on June 10, 2015 in Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Funeral ... Read

Martha Shore Riel

Martha Jean Shore changed her family forever when she arrived at their home in rural Coats, Kansas, ... Read

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