PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, March 12, 2015

One of SB’s Oldest Businesses Announces a Change Inbox

Welch-Ryce-Haider adds new partner
Welch-Ryce-Haider, one of Santa Barbara’s oldest Funeral Chapels, is proud to announce
the elevation of Scott C. Reid (FDR 3691) to the position of partner. Mr. Reid who has
been with Welch-Ryce-Haider for 10 years will be joining senior partners J. Stephen
Gibson and James D. Nelson as they attend to the needs of families on the Central Coast
with funeral and cremation services.
Scott has been a long time Santa Barbara resident since 1971 and is a graduate of Brooks
and Santa Barbara City College. He has a family here and is active in the community.
Welch-Ryce-Haider has been serving the area since 1924 and has two locations (Santa
Barbara and Goleta). The mortuary was first opened by Charles T. Holland and later
purchased in 1935 by Donald B. Welch and Andrew C. Ryce. In 1964 they merged with
the Haider mortuary to become Welch-Ryce-Haider. Today they remain the area’s only
locally owned and operated funeral chapel and crematorium.


Welch-Ryce-Haider 15 East Sola Street, Santa Barbara 805-965-5145

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