Elbert George Wells III
1954 - 2017
Elbert George Wells III, age 63 of Santa Barbara, Ca passed away of natural causes on July 26th, 2017. Born in Mexicali, Mexico on July 13, 1954 to Elbert George Wells Jr. and Esperanza S. Wells. George was raised in Brawley, CA, he attended Brawley High School, Imperial Valley College and the University of California, San Diego.
George was larger than life and was loved by his family and friends. In 1980, George moved to Santa Barbara, CA for a job transfer with the GTE (eventually Verizon). George fell in love with Santa Barbara plus his late wife, Joann Napoli. George loved fishing and attending concerts with friends and cousins. He would literally give the shirt off his back for his friends.
In 2009, George moved to Oceanside, CA with his parents. George assisted his father as a caregiver until his death in February 2016. During this time, George was also battling with diabetes. After his father's death, he then moved back to Santa Barbara where he chose to be his last residence.
George is survived by his loving mother, Esperanza S. Wells; two sisters Patricia Wells and Sylvia Vega; two brother in laws, Agustin Lira & Edward Vega; and beloved nieces, Sarah and Gabriela Vega.
George will be memorialized with two services, one in Santa Barbara and one in North Tustin, Ca. Santa Barbara celebration of life will be at the Mesa Cafe, Saturday Aug. 26th at 2 p.m.