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In Memoriam: Ruth Nadel, 1914-2017

Cofounded the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Ruth Nadel’s volunteerism helped create the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, and in her career, she pioneered the recognition of women’s paid and unpaid work. Read story.

In Memoriam: Allan Ghitterman, 1924-2018

An Impossible Dreamer

An attorney with a passion for social justice, Allan Ghitterman believed in charity, civic betterment, friends, and family, above all. Read story.

In Memoriam: Virginia Hayes, 1950-2018

Gardening Goddess

Virginia Hayes was known far and wide as an authority on lotus and exotic plants like cycads, which she nurtured at Lotusland as diligently as she raised her children and cherished her friends. Read story.

In Memoriam: David MacLeod Brainard, 1955-2017

Renaissance Man

A true renaissance man, David Brainard had a resume that stretched across bartending and theater, as well as mediation and teaching tough kid Read story.

In Memoriam: Gilbert Ramirez, 1927-2018

Ever Young at Heart

Gil Ramirez was that rare individual who retained the best of his youth at age 90. Read story.

Remembering John 'Jack' Cantin

'Life’s purpose is to serve and inspire those around me.' —Jack Cantin Read story.

In Memoriam: Archie McLaren, 1942-2018

One of a Kind

Wine impresario Archie McLaren was a colorful, one-of-a-kind fine wine and food enthusiast. Read story.

In Memoriam: Dennie Ferry LaTourelle, 1940-2018

Explorer of the Self and Beyond

Dennie LaTourelle explored the inner depths, within herself and also in teaching others, while finding the time to start Santa Barbara’s Birth Resource Center. Read story.

George Edward McClintock: 1929-2017

Opened the Spigot, a Jazz Club

George McClintock’s jazz club, the Spigot, brought world-famous jazz musicians to Santa Barbara in the 1950s and 1960s. Read story.

Remembering the Victims of the Montecito Mudslides

Children, Students, Young Adults, Middle-Aged Executives, Landscapers, Well-to-Do Retirees, Immigrants from Near and Far

Children, students, young adults, middle-aged executives, landscapers, well-to-do retirees, immigrants from near and far Read story.

In Memoriam: Betty Klausner, 1928-2017

Built Santa Barbara's Contemporary Arts Scene

Betty Klausner was instrumental in bringing a contemporary arts presence to old-world Santa Barbara. Read story.

In Memoriam: Fredrick ‘Freddy’ Caston, 1927-2017

Artist

Freddy Caston’s career began as a home builder, but he was always a painter. After a one-man show, he began working in Spain, Morocco, and finally landed in Santa Barbara in the mid-’70s. Read story.

In Memoriam: Elden ‘Bud’ Boothe, 1925-2017

Political and Social Activist

From supporting civil rights to opposing the nuclear program at Vandenberg, Bud Boothe, a WWII veteran, had a passion for peace. Read story.

In Memoriam: Silvio Dante DiLoreto, 1925-2017

Santa Barbara Businessperson, Mentor, Philanthropist

The president of Sunset Realty for more than 60 years, Silvio DiLoreto got his start in 1955 when he sold four homes in 30 days and made $800. Eureka! Read story.

In Memoriam: James Gilmore Mills, 1926-2017

Wilderness Protector

Since the age of 11, Jim Mills enjoyed outdoor adventures in Santa Barbara’s backcountry, later helping to establish the San Rafael Wilderness, the Dick Smith Wilderness, and Channel Islands National Park. Read story.

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John W. Watson

We lost a kind and gentle person, John W. Watson, who died on April 21, 2018 in ... Read

Phillip Patrick Gerald Pipersburg Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/2018 AGE: 62 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 24th, from 1:00 to ... Read

Nicholas G. Uribe Sr.

DATE OF DEATH: 04/12/2018 AGE: 67 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Viewing April 26th, from 5:00 to ... Read

Timothy Scott Palmer

Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband and the original Dream Maker Love transcends all physical boundaries. You are always ... Read

Michael Paul Casey

Michael always said “We’re here for a good time, not a long time” and he lived life ... Read

Raymond J. Ramos

DATE OF DEATH: 04/09/2018 AGE: 83 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Rosary on 4/24/2018 at 6:00pm at ... Read

Patricia Dale Duffy

A behind-the-scenes stage manager, Patricia Dale Duffy worked in opera production, drove Hackney show horses, managed a ... Read

Terry P. Roof

Terry P. Roof died on Friday morning, April 13, 2018 after a long, 17-year on and off ... Read

Shirley Mann Sayre

Shirley Mann Sayre, beloved mother, teacher, and friend passed away April 6, 2018. She was a much-loved ... Read

Ko Tsukada

Ko Tsukada, a resident of Santa Barbara, was born in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan on May ... Read

Amanda Lloyd Lumsden, DVM

Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities lost a beautiful, kindhearted veterinarian on February 9, 2018. Dr. Amanda, ... Read

Ernest A. Sawyer

Date of Birth: 08-12-30 Date of Death: 2-19-18 Age: 87 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Service Information: Memorial ... Read

Kim (Kevin) Krasnoff

Kim (Kevin) Krasnoff was born in Oxnard, CA., on April 22, 1967. His family moved to Santa ... Read

Lorenna Charlotte-Rose Sanchez

DATE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1939 DATE OF DEATH: March 31, 2018 AGE: 78 RESIDENCE: Buellton, CA ... Read

Jane Haser-Sawyer

Date of Birth: 02-13-30 Date of Death: 2-24-18 Age: 88 Residence: Santa Barbara, CA Service Information: Memorial ... Read

Denise Birkholm

County Residence: Solvang Date of Death: 04/06/2018 Age: 66 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Russel H. Behm

DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/2018 AGE: 68 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Memorial Service on April 20, 2018 ... Read

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