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Dan Abbott Schwab

Dan Abbott Schwab went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2015. He was born in Augusta, Kentucky in 1935, the oldest of six children, of Fenton and Mary Ellen Schwab. He graduated from Augusta High School and attended Campbellsville College before coming to California where he joined the Air Force. Danny was stationed for four years at Oxnard Air Force Base during which time he met his future wife, Alyce, who was in the USO. They were married in 1961 and had two children, Kristen Lynn and Ryan Keith. They moved to Santa Barbara where they built a home and lived for 37 years before moving north to Orcutt, California.

Dan worked with computers while in the Air Force and went to Sawyers Business School after his discharge. He then worked for Tidewater Oil Co. in the Los Angeles area until his move to Santa Barbara. He was employed by UCSB for two years and by the County of Santa Barbara in the data processing department for 22 years until he retired as a shift supervisor.

Dan and Alyce traveled extensively from 1980 until he developed Alzheimer's. He loved gardening, travel, and playing basketball; Dan was a life-long fan of the University of Kentucky basketball team. He loved music, especially Brazilian jazz, and passed that love on to both of his children. He also loved the Lord and attended Grace Church and Bethany Congregational Church in Santa Barbara and Christ United Methodist Church in Santa Maria, developing church families in both places.

Dan is survived by his wife, Alyce, his children Kristen McIntyre (Bob) and Ryan (Teri), his two grandchildren Sarah Pipkin (Alex) and Anna Williams (Michael), his three brothers Steven, John and Budd, and nieces and nephews and their families.

He is predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Susan and Betsy.

A memorial service and homecoming celebration will be held at Christ United Methodist Church in Santa Maria on January 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Alejandro's Care Home, his doctors and their staffs, and the compassionate people at Marian Hospital who attended him in his last days there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church.

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