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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.

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

The wisecrack at his website: 'Minding the gap between intention and achievement,' effectively summarizes Philip Koplin’s aesthetic. 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.

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Matthew Hoyne

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/17/2018 Age: 53 Occupation: - Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Genevieve Wright

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/14/2018 Age: 87 Occupation: Defense Weapons Assembler Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Edward Yount

County Residence: Goleta Date of Death: 08/09/2018 Age: 69 Occupation: Painter Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Betty Jo Stephens

Betty Jo Stephens, age 86, beloved mother, grandmother, philanthropist, and humanitarian passed away peacefully in her sleep ... Read

Monty Jantzen

Monty Jantzen 75 (AKA Ken Miller), of Santa Barbara, California, died August 6, 2018 at Serenity House ... Read

Hans Pukke

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/14/2018 Age: 60 Occupation: Luthier, Sole Proprietor-Guitar Shop Arrangements by: ... Read

C. Reno Chackel

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE in loving memory of C. RENO CHACKEL June 3, 1926-June 5, 2018 La ... Read

Robert Thompson

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/07/2018 Age: 65 Occupation: Driver Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Steven "Steve" Bruce Holmstrom

Steve Holmstrom of “Cowboystar Guitars” reunited with his beloved wife, Gail, on July 17, 2018. Steve was ... Read

Alfred Baltes

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/05/2018 Age: 86 Occupation: Owner/Operator Motorcycle Shop Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Doris Flahive

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 08/10/2018 Age: 91 Occupation: Licensed Vocational Nurse Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Miguel Angel Garcia

DATE OF BIRTH: April 7, 1975 DATE OF DEATH: August 11, 2018 AGE: 43 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

Dorothy C. Campbell

Dorothy Campbell passed away peacefully July 20th at her home in Carpinteria. Born in 1922 to Victor ... Read

Elizabeth Hollingsworth

On August 6, 2018, the world lost the kindest, sweetest, most caring and compassionate woman the world ... Read

Craig Sherson

Craig Sherson was born in Cottage Hospital on April 22, 1956 and spent his entire life in ... Read

M. Lonnie Wu

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, healer, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones July 13, ... Read

Lillian E. Dell

Lillian E. Dell died recently. She was 97 years old. Lillian was very active in volunteer work ... Read

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