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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.

In Memoriam: Harry Brown, MD, 1930-2017

Founder of Surgical Eye Expeditions International

Thanks to Harry Brown, a half million people living in third-world countries had their sight restored. Read story.

In Memoriam: Robert Casier, 1926-2017

An SBCC Founder

Robert Casier began teaching in 1955 at the college that became Santa Barbara City College, earning a reputation as a memorable teacher. Read story.

In Memoriam: Keith Julius Puccinelli, 1950-2017

Keith Puccinelli was one of the most singular and significant artists in Southern California, often using humor, corny or biting, in unflinching depictions of life. Read story.

In Memoriam: Dwayne DeVries, 1952-2017

Warm-Hearted Friend

People from all walks of life have been coming forward with stories of Dwayne DeVries’s generosity, charismatic goodwill, and friendship. Read story.

In Memoriam: Whitney Victoria Lindelof, 1986-2017

From Blue Baby to Feisty Cat Lady

Whitney Lindelof was a force of uncontainable light and fire who refused to be limited by a difficult, big heart within a very fragile body. Read story.

In Memoriam: Michael J. Treman, 1946-2017

‘We wish him only fair winds.’

A competitive sailor, crew coach, and family man, Mike Treman’s time working at Camp Pendleton's Brig ignited a passion to help the incarcerated that led to a career as a federal criminal defense attorney for people who could not afford one. Read story.

In Memoriam: John A. Sonquist, 1931-2017

Musician, Intellectual, Activist, Family Man

Chances are that if you went to hear classical music in the last 50 years in Santa Barbara, you would have either run into John A. Sonquist or heard him play. Read story.

In Memoriam: Joseph ‘Joseppi’ Scozzaro: 1943-2017

An Entrepreneur, Santa Barbara Style

At Joseppi’s in the ’80s, community was created in the best of ways, brought together by Joe Scozzaro’s love of music, people, and the accordion. Read story.

Jeanne Graffy: 1925-2017

Community Leader, Community Planner

A selfless, quietly effective community leader, Jeanne Graffy served both city and county, fighting to protect neighborhoods and keep creeks clean. Read story.

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Walter Elwood Zeni

Walter Elwood Zeni, age 86, went to meet his Lord and Savior on May 18th, 2018, at ... Read

Allyn Ann McLerie Gaynes

Allyn Ann McLerie Gaynes, actress and dancer of the Broadway stage, movie and television screens, died peacefully ... Read

Kristin Galloway

DATE OF BIRTH: 10-30-1939 DATE OF DEATH: 05-23-2018 AGE:78 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending Read

Charlotte Ann Woods

Charlotte Ann Woods a native of Santa Barbara passed away May 18, 2018 the age of 100. ... Read

Barbara Marion Bowie (Tilley)

Mom was born January 23, 1925 in Oahu, Hawaii to William and Dorothy Tilley. She was the ... Read

Cornelia Koke

Cornelia Koke lived a full life and will never be forgotten for her smile, laughter and beautiful ... Read

Richard Bruce Parent

DATE OF BIRTH: 05-02-1938 DATE OF DEATH: 05-18-2018 AGE:80 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICE INFORMATION: Funeral service; ... Read

Barbara Maddux Rudenko

Barbara Maddux Rudenko passed away on May 5, 2018 at the age of 80. Ms. R as ... Read

Carl Harris

Carl Harris passed away on May 14th in Santa Barbara. He grew up in Jennings, Louisiana on ... Read

Dorothy Pearl Chambers

Dorothy passed away peacefully in her home with her daughter, son, and granddaughter by her side on ... Read

Dr. Harris "Bubs" Meisel

Memorial Celebration of Harris' life, Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alpha ... Read

Barbara Miller Reiss

Our Mom and Nana loved her family, her friends, her country and the Lord. She lived a ... Read

Robert E. Weiss

Robert E. Weiss of Santa Ynez, California, a longtime attorney, died on May 15, 2018, from the ... Read

Adil M. Yaqub

DATE OF BIRTH: January 19, 1928 DATE OF DEATH: May 14, 2018 AGE: 90 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Joanne Marie Coulter

Our amazing mother, Joanne Marie Coulter, passed away suddenly on Tuesday March 20, 2018 and flew to ... Read

David Joseph Boccali

David Joseph Boccali passed away on March 26, 2018. He was born in Santa Barbara on February ... Read

Dylan Corselius Willson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DYLAN May 27, 1986 We celebrate you with open hearts knowing you are still here ... Read

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