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Daniel J. Meaney III

1959 - 2017

Daniel J. Meaney III, age 57, died at his home in Fortuna, California, on the night of August 4, 2017. ...

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John "Jack" Arthur Collins

1929 - 2017

Long time Santa Barbara resident, John "Jack" Arthur Collins, 87, left us on August 9th, 2017 surrounded by his family ...

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Winifred "Freddie" Mae Jorgensen

1913 - 2017

“Freddie” Jorgensen died peacefully at her Maravilla home in Santa Barbara, California on August 12, 2017. She was 103 years, ...

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Stephen A. Katz

1956 - 2017

Stephen A. Katz, sixty-one, of Santa Barbara, died peacefully at home on August 5th after a battle with liver cancer. ...

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Penelope "Penny" Gemar

County Residence: Carpinteria Date of Death: 08/05/2017 Age: 73 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura & Goleta

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Margo Chase

1958 - 2017

Margo Su Chase lost her life in an airplane accident on July 22 in Apple Valley. Margo was born February ...

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Carlos Jimenez Sr.

DOD: 08/01/17 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICES: Friday, August 11 at 10:00am at our Lady of Sorrows.

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Theresa Savala

DOD: 08/02/17 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Orcutt, CA SERVICES: N/A

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Elbert George Wells III

1954 - 2017

Elbert George Wells III, age 63 of Santa Barbara, Ca passed away of natural causes on July 26th, 2017. Born ...

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Scott Jay Stephens

1955 - 2017

Scott Jay Stephens passed away peacefully June 16th, 2017 at his home in Long Beach, CA. His brother, Gary by ...

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Jose Luis Saleta

2017

Jose Luis Saleta passed away on August 3, 2017, after a 2-year battle with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (AKA Lou ...

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Elisa C. Merkl

The daughter of Sara and Antony DaCruz, Lisa was born in Coimbra, Portugal in the winter of 1929, the oldest ...

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Margaret Pineda Padilla

DATE OF DEATH: 8/1/2017 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service on Thursday at 11:00 am, at Santa ...

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Janet W. Davis

1920 - 2017

Janet W Davis died at her residence at Valle Verde Retirement Community on July 20, 2017. She was born June ...

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Steven K. Friesen

DATE OF BIRTH: December 22, 1948 DATE OF DEATH: July 21, 2017 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA DATE, TIME ...

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Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read

James DeLoreto survived his posting as a WWII glider pilot in Europe and became a well-known attorney, president of the Bar, city councilmember, and Italian vice-consul in Santa Barbara. Read

An ambassador without a portfolio and a friend to presidents, Nancy Koppelman's greatest gift was her open heart. Read

All who knew her counted themselves extremely fortunate to have had Jody Kaufman in their lives. Read

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

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