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Jon D. Odegarrd

1957 - 2009, Santa Barbara

Jon loved Santa Barbara and lived and worked here for the past thirty years. He had a keen eye for interior design, and owned The Design Collection on lower State Street during the early 90s.

Jon was also an avid golfer and talented tennis player. Sailing and singing were among his other passions, as well as his family and friends. Jon also participated in many Solstice parades, skating the whole way. His playful sense of humor brought smiles and joy to friends and family, he will be greatly missed.

Jon is survived by his daughter, Elisse, of Santa Barbara; sister, Lisa, of Talent, OR; brother, Carl, of Santa Barbara, and parents, Jon and Ellen Odegaard, of Gainesville, GA.

A memorial will be held Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Friendship Grove at Oak Park, Santa Barbara CA. Please join his family and friends for a celebration of his life.

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For more information on the memorial, please call Lisa at (541) 227-9881 or Elisse at (850) 274-3947

bunnyluv (anonymous profile)
May 21, 2009 at 7:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I only just heard today that Jon Odegaard died. I was a girlfriend to him quite awhile ago, back when he had his beautiful furniture design store in the early 90s.
I am in shock and feeling great sadness upon hearing the news of his untimely death.
I would like to share my deepest sympathy to his family and those he left behind and know that there is tremendous grief from the loss of a family member and friend, a man that had a huge heart. He was a sensitive soul and I remember who he was and I remember his best. Jon Odegaard could be likened to the song "Starry Starry Night" sung by Don Mclean and in his memory I will keep in my heart.

elleowen (anonymous profile)
June 4, 2009 at 6:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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