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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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Ann G. Love

Our beloved sister, Ann Love, 75, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, October 9, 2018 from complications related ... Read

Sue Forster Vincent

Sue Forster Vincent, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2018 at ... Read

Louis G. Soto

DATE OF DEATH: 10/07/2018 AGE: 98 RESIDENCE: Carpinteria. SERVICE INFORMATION: Private Services Read

Barry B. Langberg

Barry Langberg, one of the nation’s most renowned and preeminent trial lawyers, has died. He was 75 ... Read

Robert Earl Burke

DATE OF BIRTH: March 28, 1932 DATE OF DEATH: October 14, 2018 AGE: 86 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Richard Graham Croft, Jr.

DATE OF BIRTH: December 14, 1939 DATE OF DEATH: October 13, 2018 AGE: 78 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Jane Carey (Fristoe) Brun

Jane Carey (Fristoe) Brun passed away on July 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. She was born ... Read

Evelyn M. Hodson

DATE OF BIRTH: July 22, 1924 DATE OF DEATH: October 9, 2018 AGE: 94 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, ... Read

Celia E. "Sally" Diaz

Diaz, Celia E. “Sally” born April 1, 1938, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8th, ... Read

Laura Lynn Six

Laura Lynn Six, age 61, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2018 at Serenity House in Santa ... Read

Dorothy Campbell

A Celebration of Life for Dorothy Conquest Campbell Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM Girls Inc. of ... Read

Ann Gutshall Hatridge

Don Hatridge lost his beloved Ann on September 30 2018, Don and Ann enjoyed 18 wonderful years ... Read

Giorgio Perissinotto

Our Father, Husband, and Friend, Giorgio Perissinotto left us too soon on September 22, 2018. He was ... Read

Jesus "Prieto" Hernandez

Jesus “Prieto” Hernandez was born December 20, 1926, he passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9th, surrounded ... Read

Thomas Dwayne Parnell

Thomas Dwayne Parnell died on October 3rd, 2018 at his home in Santa Barbara in the presence ... Read

Paul Smith

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 09/23/2018 Age: 86 Occupation: Submersible Pilot Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Barry Sottak

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 10/01/2018 Age: 76 Occupation: Brigadier General Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

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