Valencia A. Gustafson

DATE OF BIRTH: May 12, 1929 DATE OF DEATH: May 18, 2017 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA DATE, TIME ...

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Alver Herman Smith

1941 - 2017

Assemblage artist. Again with Father Time and Mother Nature.

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Raymond Munoz

1937 - 2017

It is with great sorrow that Raymond, "Uncle Ray," passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the ...

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Jesus Mendoza Ortega

1935 - 2017

Jesus Mendoza Ortega, known to his family and many friends as “Guero,” passed away peacefully at his home in Santa ...

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Mary Virginia Erickson

1923 - 2017

Born November 21, 1923 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to parents Frances and Sherrod Noe, Mary Virginia Erickson passed away on ...

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Esperanza Darbyshire

May 27, 2012 4:36pm It's been 5 years, that you went to the house of the Lord. The pain never ...

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Dylan Corselius Willson

May 27, 1986 I went searching for the words today Seeking them in tree tops and silent sky, In the ...

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Natalie Torres

DATE OF DEATH: 5/14/2017 AGE: 87 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara.

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Douglas Miller


The Reverend Doctor Douglas Miller died peacefully May 2nd at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara after a valiant battle with ...

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Patricia Melbye Becchio

1949 - 2017

Patricia Melbye Becchio, born in Chicago to Gustave and Helen Melbye, came to Santa Barbara at age of eight with ...

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Tara Cloud

1948 - 2017

The extraordinary Tara Cloud, traveling scholar, award-winning photographer and blogger ( /Bloggers/taracloud/), passed away in Arequipa, Peru. Her passing is ...

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Frederick Allen Niediek

1940 - 2017

Frederick Allen Niediek, 76, died peacefully, Sunday, March 5, 2017 of a sudden Neuroendocrine Tumor, at his home in Nampa, ...

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Renee Marie Callens

DATE OF DEATH: 05/11/2017 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria. SERVICE INFORMATION: Graveside Service on Thursday at 2:00 pm at Carpinteria Cemetery.

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Italo (Sonny) Castagnola

1928 - 2017

Italo (Sonny) Castagnola, grandpa extraordinaire, commercial fisherman, war veteran, and survivor of inviting Julia Child over for a home cooked ...

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Stephen Thomas Sewell

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take ...

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The county's sheriff from 1971-1990, John Carpenter modernized the department with a combination of planning and political astuteness. Read

“Are you the bird lady?” For many years after failing eyesight forced Maureen Lance to give up caring for injured or orphaned birds, she would get such phone calls and was able to direct the caller to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Read

A large-animal doctor, Bob Saunders treated cattle, ostriches, llamas, and alpacas during his time, but his business was horses. Read

Phil Womble, an inspirational sports fan known as ‘Gaucho Phil,’ was a crusader for people with disabilities. Read

An art lover, rug crafter, and great friend, Fran Puccinelli was described as "the youngest person in the room.” Read

Legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff was also a noted writer about First Amendment rights. Read

Corey Dubin was passionate about social justice and had a true ability to hold political and emotional space for those who had no advocate in this life. Read

Born with a physical disability, Michael Jochim lived a life full of sports, archaeology, beach visits, humor, and freedom. Read

Mike Moses was a longtime ladder truck captain for Santa Barbara City Fire and lifeguard for Los Angeles County. Read

A strong backer of liberal causes, politicians, and publications, Stanley Sheinbaum blew the whistle on the CIA's covert torture program in Vietnam and later came to Santa Barbara to join the Hutchins Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Read

With a love of the natural world that he shared with all, renowned botanist Bob Haller preferred to see his Trees of Santa Barbara on the front seat of cars with smudge prints, dog-eared pages, and leaves stuck in it. Read

Danielle Chackel, the liaison for free legal clinics at Bankruptcy Court, was a wonderful listener who cared deeply for all living things. Read

An ob-gyn and a city councilmember for many years in the community, Dr. Dan Secord left behind a multitude of friends, many of who sang him a last farewell. Read

Tom Hayden was famous as a politician and 1960s radical, but the former altar boy was also an electrifying speaker. Read

An attorney and philosopher, Ed Laing worked for social justice during the dark days of the McCarthy era and up until he died. Read

Andrew Darke's coaching for Little League teams was only a part of his life, but his friendship and demeanor on the field profoundly affected the players and the parents. Read

Joan Magruder died reluctantly after a lifetime as a blonde hurricane, championing others while overcoming personal fears, and lovingly spoiling her grandchildren. Read

In the end, it was Ripkyn's goodness that made you swoon. Read

The writer of several novels and a fierce defender of the works of his father, John, Thomas Steinbeck left with the Perseid meteor shower this year. Read

Feisty and dogged, Sue Higman had learned at Pearl Chase's knee that the good fight was a tireless one, skills she used to save the Wilcox property. Read

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