Banou Zolfaghari

1921 - 2017

Banou Zolfaghari was born September 24, 1921 in Tehran, Iran. Surrounded by her devoted children and niece Bibigol, she passed ...

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Shirley Mae Kramer

1934 - 2017

Shirley Mae Kramer, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February ...

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Patricia A. Latham

DATE OF BIRTH: November 23, 1927 DATE OF DEATH: February 14, 2017 AGE: 89 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria, CA DATE, TIME AND ...

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Robin Selby Gauss

1947 - 2017

Robin was born in Moscow, Idaho. When Robin was 4-years-old his father was killed in a logging accident. His mother, ...

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Elizabeth Caldwell Hastings

1917 - 2017

Elizabeth Caldwell Hastings MD (Betsy), an early female in medicine, passed away the 18th of February, 2017 at age 100 ...

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Stephen (Steve) Metsch

1944 - 2017

The youngest of three children, Steve was born on April 12, 1944 in the Bronx, New York, to Fred and ...

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Stanley L. Mayer

DATE OF BIRTH: May 14, 1928 DATE OF DEATH: February 19, 2017 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA DATE, TIME ...

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Meiying Yue

1925 - 2016

Meiying Yue survived the tumult of civil war in China and drew on her wellspring of courage when she and ...

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Kevin Wesley Speier

1983 - 2017

Kevin Wesley Speier was born in Santa Barbara on April 26, 1983 and departed this life on February 15, 2017. ...

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Ms. Dondra

1942 - 2017

Dondra, a devoted mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister & friend, died peacefully at home on February 12th after a long, hard ...

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Andrée Marie Harmer


Andrée Marie Harmer died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 21. She was born in ...

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Else Schilling Bard

1929 - 2017

Her many grandchildren (she had 16!) called her “Omah”. To friends and family near and far she was “Leinie”, short ...

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Michael Charles David Laffey

Date of Death: February 9, 2017 Age: 62 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Services: Funeral service will be Saturday, February 25, ...

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Bryan Devin Carreno

DATE OF BIRTH: 05-28-1990 DATE OF DEATH: 02-12-2017 AGE: 26 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION:Visistation; Thursday,9am - 4pm at ...

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Robin S. Gauss

1947 - 2017

Robin S. Gauss left us unexpectedly 2/17/2017. He was a diver, pilot, surfer, friend, and mentor to many. The entire ...

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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

After working with his mother at her Haley Street restaurant, Manuel Barajas opened his own Rose Café on the Mesa in 1980. Read

“When a Jew cries, 20 centuries cry with him or her," he told the author. Read

Dennis Spangler made hand-colored fabrics for an exclusive clientele, designed jewelry, and converted found objects into marvelous art pieces. Read

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