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In Memoriam: Sunanta ‘Sunny’ Quinn, 1954-2017

Instant Friend, Family Woman Extraordinaire

The famed bartender at Mel’s, Sunny loved Santa Barbara. And Santa Barbara loved her right back. Read story.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Erro Hvolboll, 1930-2018

Singer

Elizabeth was as easy onstage singing in her rich contralto as she was escorting a rattlesnake from her kitchen. Read story.

In Memoriam: Sylvia Short, 1927-2018

Doyenne of Santa Barbara Theater

Actor Sylvia Short was a Shakespeare aficionado, unparalleled storyteller, singer of Irish songs, and longtime resident of Santa Barbara. Read story.

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.

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Santiago Perez Jr.

9/25/1983 – 12/03/18 Services: Rosary: 12/06/18 (7:00PM) Our Lady of Sorrows 21 E. Sola St, Santa Barbara, ... Read

Dorothy Littlejohn

I don't understand why there has to be so much pain but that's the way the world ... Read

Rebecca Julia Gutierrez

Rebecca Julia Gutierrez passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Everett, Washington. She was born December ... Read

James Lynn Strait

It is really hard to believe it has been 20 years since Lynn's and Dobbs' tragic death. ... Read

Maria Angela Bimbela

DATE OF BIRTH: May 8, 1947 DATE OF DEATH: November 28, 2018 AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Jerry William Beaver

Jerry William Beaver died peacefully at Cottage Hospital on December 1st, of complications from a serious fall ... Read

Willard Beaty

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 11/29/2018 Age: 101 Occupation: Road Maintenance Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Patricia Joan Clancy

Our beloved mother, sister and friend, Patricia Joan Clancy died Sunday, July 8, surrounded by family. She ... Read

Jeanene Clark

Decedent Name: Jeanene Clark County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 11/20/2018 Age: 72 Occupation: Bank Teller ... Read

Sharon Harris

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 11/13/2018 Age: 72 Occupation: County Social Worker Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Luis Paez Caicedo

Decedent Name: Luis Paez Caicedo County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 11/13/2018 Age: 99 Occupation: Pharmacy ... Read

William 'Billy' Joseph Martin

William 'Billy' Joseph Martin, born on May 30, 1941 in Tonopah, NV,passed away at age 77 on ... Read

Todd Bushey

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 11/10/2018 Age: 60 Occupation: Retail Sales Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Carol Inman

Decedent Name: Carol Inman County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 11/27/2018 Age: 65 Occupation: Factory Worker ... Read

Gino Morosin

Gino Morosin died peacefully on Nov 7th, 2018 at the age of 89 years old. Born May ... Read

Michael Arthur Pina

Michael Arthur Pina, was born on January 9, 1958, in Bakersfield, California, to Domingo Pina and Benita ... Read

Perry Lorentzen

Perry Lorentzen, 92, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Santa Barbara. He was born in ... Read

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