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Mary B. Prekker

1926 - 2015

Mary Bernadette Suter was born on Sept 17, 1926 to Sophie and Joseph Suter in Clara City, Minnesota. Mary was ...

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Audrey Violet Holden

1927 - 2015

Our beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, Audrey Holden passed away on April 10, 2015 in Brevard, North Carolina. Audrey was one ...

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Sylvia Valenzuela

1926 - 2015

Sylvia was born February 16, 1926 in London, England to Leonard (Pop) and Hannah (Nan) Lee, and peacefully passed away ...

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Reverend Jerome Smith

1919 - 2015

Born on August 4, 1919 in Santa Barbara to Joseph and Susie Smith. He attended schools in the Santa Barbara ...

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Aurelio Lomeli Nunez, Sr.

1936 - 2015

Aurelio Lomeli Nuñez Sr. of Santa Barbara passed away on April 15, 2015, in his hometown of Tala, Jalisco. He ...

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Samuel Thomas Hurst IV

1920 - 2015

Sam Hurst died peacefully at his home in Montecito on April 10 of natural causes. He was 94. Sam was ...

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Richard Langley Schall

1929 - 2015

Richard Langley Schall, greatly loved and respected husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle died April 18, 2015, from complications due ...

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Larry Ariew

1953 - 2015

Our community has lost an exceptional man. On April 9th, Larry Ariew died peacefully at Sarah House in Santa Barbara, ...

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S. Robert Bronfen

1931 - 2015

Sanford Robert Bronfen, known as Bob or Bobby to those who loved him, passed away peacefully in his sleep on ...

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Horace James Schooter

1934 - 2015

Jim Schooter, 80, died peacefully in his sleep on Easter morning, April 5, 2015. Jim will be lovingly remembered by ...

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Francis Walter Rowbottam

1920 - 2015

Our beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and husband, Frank Rowbottam, was born to Evelyn and Walter Rowbottam in London, England ...

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Warren Paul "Doc" Berry

1935 - 2015

Doc was born July 1, 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The family moved to Estes Park, Colorado and then to Santa ...

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Jonee Grat

1928 - 2015

Jonee Grat, 86, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2015 surrounded by her family and friends. ...

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Alexander William Gruenberg

1984 - 2015

Alexander William Gruenberg passed away at the age of 30 years old, due to unforeseen complications during an elected surgery. ...

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Carmen Webster

1934 - 2015

Carmen Webster was known for her tremendous smile and great love of nature. Carmen grew up in Tepesquie Canyon and ...

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An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read

Alberto Pizano was a multitalented man who founded nonprofits and had a passion for history. He truly excelled in his ability to communicate through the written word. Read

As a veterinarian, Ron had an intelligence, charisma, and passion that were unparalleled. Many of his first clients remain to this day. Read

Tony Johansen was a mentor to dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians in the Santa Barbara area. Read

Pearl Chase encouraged Jeremy Hass to become a social engineer on behalf of historic preservation, and he helped restore the Presidio neighborhood as we know it today. Read

Loving kindness was Sandy Smith's religion, and she put her philosophy into practice every day. Read

Few people knew Louise was looking over the shoulder of everything that is "Santa Barbara," right up to the end. Read

Known the world over for his expertise, Larry Agenbroad researched the pygmy mammoth at the Channel Islands, hundreds of mammoths in South Dakota, and a frozen one in Siberia. Read

Her establishment of Open Alternative School opened the door to shared decision-making, hands-on learning, and the wisdom of circle time. Read

When Mamanita began working at the Rose Café in 1945, she worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, for eight years, making 75 cents an hour. Read

Bill DeMayo was grateful for all life offered, from the GI Bill to the people he met. Read

Léni Fé Bland was a great friend to the music and dance communities. Read

Our mother's love of sewing continued her entire life, and the layers of our Fiesta flower girl skirts are among our most prized possessions. Read

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read

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