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Anastacia Andros Rice

1929 - 2018

Our precious mom passed away suddenly on December 9, 2018, but just as quickly our sad hearts have overflowed with ...

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Lance Whitney Freeman

1964 - 2018

Lance Whitney Freeman, 54, passed away in Menlo Park, California on November 30, 2018 Lance was born August 4, 1964 ...

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Laura Janson

2018

Laura Janson passed away on October 28, 2018. Laura grew up in the 50's and 60's in a Los Angeles, ...

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Laura Kathryn Frey

1968 - 2018

On Sunday, December 2, Laura Kathryn Frey loving sister, daughter, and friend lost her valiant battle with cancer at the ...

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Donald M. Schlagel

1925 - 2018

92 years young 12/14/25 - 11/20/18 Don passed away peacefully at Serenity House in Santa Barbara after a short illness. ...

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Mark Ruscetta

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 12/03/2018 Age: 59 Occupation: Bank VP Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura & ...

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Mary (Fran) Frances Krauskopf

1926 - 2018

Mary (Fran) Frances Krauskopf passed away peacefully at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California on December 5, 2018 after a surgery ...

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Blanca Owens-Hernandez

1962 - 2018

Blanca Owens-Hernandez (56) Peacefully passed away at the Serenity House in Santa Barbara on December 3, 2018. Born on January ...

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Rebecca Julia Gutierrez

1976 - 2018

Rebecca Julia Gutierrez passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Everett, Washington. She was born December 18, 1976, in ...

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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, Ca 93101 Mass ...

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Dorothy Littlejohn

1944 - 2018

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

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James Lynn Strait

1968 - 1998

It is really hard to believe it has been 20 years since Lynn and Dobbs' tragic death. He still exists ...

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Jerry William Beaver

1932 - 2018

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

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Maria Angela Bimbela

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

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Willard Beaty

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

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Todd Bushey

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

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Carol Inman

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

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Luis Paez Caicedo

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

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William 'Billy' Joseph Martin

1941 - 2018

William 'Billy' Joseph Martin, born on May 30, 1941 in Tonopah, NV,passed away at age 77 on November 19, 2018. ...

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Sharon Harris

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

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It is ironic that Don Canestro, a former Dive Safety Officer, died while scuba diving. For so many years, he was the person others relied on to keep them safe because of his extensive knowledge, expertise, and prowess underwater. Read

James Young, a systems engineer for NASA and SBRC, earned the space agency's highest honor for turning pretty pictures from space into very accurate, precise data, used for weather forecasting and understanding the earth's climate. Read

From New York to Pennsylvania to Goleta, Lonnie Wu took in life and restored it to people in need. Read

Daniel Knapp fought for homeless rights in Santa Barbara, dedicating his blues guitar skills, inner philosopher, and talent for street theater to the cause. Read

With her uncensored sense of humor and unfailing talent as a hostess, Betty Jo Stephens charmed her guests into opening their wallets for Democratic candidates. Read

Dr. Lois Jovanovič was known for being the voice for women with diabetes, pioneering the protocols that make it possible for them to deliver healthy babies. Read

The cofounder of two very successful Santa Barbara businesses, Karl Lopker was intensely competitive at virtually everything he did, but he didn't complain if he didn't win. He was too busy getting better. Read

Bob Lovejoy became a regular at Jimmy’s, where the writer has mixed drinks for decades, and entertained them all with great stories and stale jokes. Read

Instead of farming exactly as it had always been done, Lawry chose to grow pumpkins, creating Mr. Bailard’s u-pick pumpkin patch, so successful it put his four children through college. Read

Ken Williams walked the streets of Santa Barbara for more than three decades, reaching out to the poor and the marginalized. Read

Santa Barbara’s plants and habitats lost a knowledgeable friend and supporter with the death of Ralph Philbrick. Read

Arve Sjovold's casual observations were spellbinding to his sons; they found the relationship between a small thing or event to larger ones, even those of global proportions. Read

Much has been said about Tom Urbanske, but his children remember his storytelling and how he loved the Santa Maria Valley. Read

Harris Meisel came to Santa Barbara more than 50 years ago to establish the Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital (now Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital), where he built a master tool to marry art and healing science. Read

Jim Ranta’s lifelong commitment to club water polo raised the bar for the sport in Santa Barbara. Read

A stranger in paradise. Read

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

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

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

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

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