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Gary Ray Chafe: 1937-2017

Artist, Rebel, Wit, and Friend

Gary Chafe was an artist for more than 60 years, and he also founded the Yes Store, was an activist against Big Oil, and helped many along their artistic path. Read story.

In Memoriam: Chris Casebeer, 1946-2017

Expert in the Art of Friendship

In real estate for 44 years, Chris Casebeer’s clients became his friends, and his friends became his clients. Read story.

Doug Miller: 1941-2017

Radical Christian

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read story.

Joanne ‘Jody’ White: 1922-2017

Fought the Good Fight for Santa Ynez Valley

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read story.

Philip Koplin: 1942-2017

Editor, Artist, and Funk Zone Pioneer

Philip Ivan Koplin died suddenly of a viral heart infection on July 6, 2017. Read story.

Michael Adam Cobb: 1965-2017

The Soul of Generosity

Mike Cobb was incredibly kind, the person who lent a hand or a board — or any gear that he had. Read story.

Bill Coleman: 1941-2016

Reawakened the Farmers' Market

Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read story.

Harris Seed: 1927-2017

Attorney, Nonprofit Advocate, Businessperson

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read story.

Robinson Jay Eikenberry: 1969-2017

A Life of Light and Love

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read story.

Memoirs of a Traveler

'All the Rest Is Silence'

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read story.

Evelyn Gerlach: 1920 - 2017

'Be Kind to Yourself and Others'

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read story.

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James DeLoreto survived his posting as a WWII glider pilot in Europe and became a well-known attorney, president of the Bar, city councilmember, and Italian vice-consul in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Nancy Walker Koppelman: 1954-2017

The Definition of Feminine Power and Grace

An ambassador without a portfolio and a friend to presidents, Nancy Koppelman's greatest gift was her open heart. Read story.

Jody Lynn Kaufman: 1952-2017

Beautiful and Brilliant

All who knew her counted themselves extremely fortunate to have had Jody Kaufman in their lives. Read story.

John W. Carpenter: 1929-2017

Formative Santa Barbara County Sheriff

The county's sheriff from 1971-1990, John Carpenter modernized the department with a combination of planning and political astuteness. Read story.

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Dorothy Pearl Chambers

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

Carl Harris

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

David Joseph Boccali

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

Barbara Miller Reiss

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

Joanne Marie Coulter

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

Adil M. Yaqub

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

Robert E. Weiss

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

Douglas "Ace" Comerdinger

Douglas “Ace” Comerdinger passed away April 16th. He was the son of George and Olga Comerdinger, and ... Read

Mona Chase Carrillo Curtiss

May 17th 1931-Dec 14th 2017 In remembrance of Mona, a Celebration of Life will be held on ... Read

Dylan Corselius Willson

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

Dorothy Jane Metro Marking

1919-2018 Our Mom Dorothy, affectionately known as "Dot," was a true Renaissance woman – beloved mother, talented ... Read

John Craig Nunez

> DATE OF BIRTH: 04-15-1946 > DATE OF DEATH: 05-14-2018 >AGE: 72 RESIDENCE: Formerly of Santa Barbara, ... Read

Cornelia Koke

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 05/08/2018 Age: 89 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Carolyn C. Rangel

Carolyn C. Rangel (5/9/62 to 3/30/18) went to be with angels high above on March 30th, 2018. ... Read

Nancy Riordan

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 05/10/2018 Age: 67 Occupation: Registered Nurse Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Janice Peterson

Janice Peterson never shied away from a lively debate or an opportunity to prove her comprehensive command ... Read

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