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Mary L. Backstrom

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/3/1931 DATE OF DEATH: 7/22/2016 AGE: 85 RESIDENCE: Solvang. SERVICE INFORMATION: Private services will be held in ...

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David Louis Sever

Our beloved David passed peacefully into the arms of His loving Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 20th (age 86 years) ...

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Rory Steven Willett

1950 - 2016

66, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at The Serenity House in Santa Barbara, CA on July 14, ...

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Gustavo Ramirez

1935 - 2016

Born on August, 14, 1935 to Santiago Ramirez and Maria Elena Flores in El Paso Texas. He was educated in ...

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Guillermo Hector Daniel

1950 - 2016

Guillermo Hector Daniel was born to Dolores Gandarilla Daniel and Victor Hurtado Daniel on January 20th, 1950. He left us ...

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David Louis Sever

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/10/1930 DATE OF DEATH: 7/20/2016 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION:A Memorial Service will be on ...

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Freda Jo Ward

DATE OF BIRTH: 2/10/1941 DATE OF DEATH: 7/18/2016 AGE: 75 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service will be on ...

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Dr. Gretchen Fall Burnett

1940 - 2016

Dr. Gretchen Fall Burnett, 76, of Carpinteria, passed away following a brief illness on March 22, 2016, with family by ...

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Lorenzo Dominique Sauceda

1970 - 2016

Lorenzo Dominique Sauceda went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the age of ...

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James B. Reigle

1929 - 2015

Reigle, James B. Age 85, formerly of Flint, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in California. Jim was born August 3, ...

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Carmen Aguirre

DATE OF BIRTH: 07-10-1928 DATE OF DEATH: 07-15-2016 AGE: 88 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation; Thursday, 3pm through ...

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Susanna Fletcher Higman

1919 - 2016

Susanna Fletcher Higman was born on July 23, 1919, to Arthur and Suzy Baat. The family moved to Santa Barbara ...

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Peter Kenneth Worsley

1929 - 2016

Peter was born in London England and married the love of his life, Mary, in 1957. Leaving for America soon ...

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Lorraine "Vickie" Bruce

1945 - 2016

Vickie Bruce passed away May 10, 2016 in New York City surrounded by her family. She was born, June 6, ...

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Donald Spencer Martin

DATE OF BIRTH: 1/20/1929 DATE OF DEATH: 7/13/2016 AGE: 87 RESIDENCE: Solvang. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary at 9:30 a.m. with a ...

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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

Cedric James Robinson was born in Oakland, California, on November 11, 1940. Read

On the frontlines of Santa Barbara environmentalism and politics for two decades, Bob Klausner lent his intellect and intensity to progressive goals. Read

Muhammad Ali, an ever greater showman, put it all on the line time after time in the ring, in his refusal to fight in Vietnam, and in his embrace of Islam. Read

Peggy Hurst is remembered as a "home economist" extraordinaire with a passion for hitting the road. Read

Jon Bailey enjoyed being a guardian. He was good at it, because he loved what he did. Read

Though science and physics were his life, Walter Kohn was a humanist, artist, and philosopher who mentored and inspired students and colleagues alike. Read

Rusty Fairly was a tough football and baseball coach for UCSB and SBCC, and he later brought his down-to-earth style to the City Council. Read

Thomas Blatt survived the Sobibór death camp and went on to tell the story the Nazis tried to erase. Read

The gifted actor’s career spanned multiple decades and genres. Read

The grief and disbelief over the horrifying murders of herbalist Henry Han, Jennie Yu, and Emily Han are powerful testimony to the place they held in Santa Barbara. Read

Many remember the Adult Ed classes taught by Hilda Wenner, with a roomful of guitars propelling the music forward. Read

A big, happy kid who loved to play outside, Jean Thomson had a cheerful enthusiasm that won her friends everywhere she went. Read

Relatives, friends, and customers alike remember John Alvarado's integrity and kindness; he leaves behind a proud heritage. Read

George Solinas worked with the United Farm Workers, La Casa de la Raza, and many others who needed his artistry and building skills. Read

Bill Connell nourished customers with hot dogs and wise-cracking asides at his Carpinteria Bluffs stand — with which he won for all veteran vendors tax-free status. Read

A survivor of Majdanek prison camp, Dr. Marianna Masin pioneered early cancer detection with her husband at Sansum Medical Research Foundation. Read

From humble beginnings, Jim Pattillo became a decorated WWII pilot and judge of the Santa Barbara courts. Read

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