Susan Marie Wedow

1945 - 2017

Susan or Suzanne, as she was known by her friends, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on October 6 after ...

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Dr. Edward L. Hayes

DATE OF BIRTH: September 26, 1931 DATE OF DEATH: November 20, 2017 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA DATE, TIME ...

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Carmen Palato Aguilar

DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/2017 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on Tuesday, 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 E. Sola ...

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Ramona M. Hernandez

1922 - 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Ramona M. Hernandez (nee Orosco) on ...

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Carmen Palato Aguilar

DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/2017 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on Tuesday, 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 E. Sola ...

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Kenneth L Kidd, MD

1929 - 2017

In Memoriam Kenneth L. Kidd, MD October 3, 1929 - November 6, 2017 Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, ...

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George & Mary Jane Spencer

In loving memory, George Little Spencer; March 20, 1921 - November 7, 2017 Mary Jane (Freidell) Spencer; May 11, 1922 ...

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Allister Bennett "Biff" Cooke

1929 -

Allister Bennett ‘Biff’ Cooke, born August 5th 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii, died peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California ...

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Betty (Elizabeth) Klausner

Betty (Elizabeth) Klausner was a smart, strong, and determined person who overcame barriers faced by most women of her generation. ...

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Joseph "Joe" and Charlotte Louise Dorfman

Joseph “Joe” Dorfman April 27, 1918-October 3, 2017 and Charlotte Louise Dorfman June 8, 1920-June 16, 2016 Respectively passed away ...

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Daniel D. Laguna

DATE OF BIRTH: 01-23-1946 DATE OF DEATH: 11-08-2017 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial service; Saturday, 9am ...

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Armand W. Schmitter


Santa Barbara native Armand Schmitter passed away November 8th. He was a highly respected lifelong cowboy. One local rancher commented, ...

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Gail "Topsy" Fanning


Gail, fondly known as Topsy, passed away peacefully at 85 in her home on November 6, 2017; a few days ...

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Richard "Dick" Johnson

1934 - 2017

Richard “Dick” Johnson passed away on October 20, 2017 at his home in Santa Barbara with his family by his ...

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Robert Arnold Newcomb

1917 - 2017

Memorial: Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:00 p.m. Valle Verde Retirement Community 900 Calle de los Amigos Santa Barbara

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Robert Casier began teaching in 1955 at the college that became Santa Barbara City College, earning a reputation as a memorable teacher. Read

Keith Puccinelli was one of the most singular and significant artists in Southern California, often using humor, corny or biting, in unflinching depictions of life. Read

People from all walks of life have been coming forward with stories of Dwayne DeVries’s generosity, charismatic goodwill, and friendship. Read

Whitney Lindelof was a force of uncontainable light and fire who refused to be limited by a difficult, big heart within a very fragile body. Read

A competitive sailor, crew coach, and family man, Mike Treman’s time working at Camp Pendleton's Brig ignited a passion to help the incarcerated that led to a career as a federal criminal defense attorney for people who could not afford one. Read

Chances are that if you went to hear classical music in the last 50 years in Santa Barbara, you would have either run into John A. Sonquist or heard him play. Read

At Joseppi’s in the ’80s, community was created in the best of ways, brought together by Joe Scozzaro’s love of music, people, and the accordion. Read

A selfless, quietly effective community leader, Jeanne Graffy served both city and county, fighting to protect neighborhoods and keep creeks clean. Read

Gary Chafe was an artist for more than 60 years, and he also founded the Yes Store, was an activist against Big Oil, and helped many along their artistic path. Read

In real estate for 44 years, Chris Casebeer’s clients became his friends, and his friends became his clients. Read

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read

Philip Ivan Koplin died suddenly of a viral heart infection on July 6, 2017. Read

Mike Cobb was incredibly kind, the person who lent a hand or a board — or any gear that he had. Read

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

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