Laura Howell Bissell

Date of Birth

February 2, 1919

Date of Death

December 26, 2011

City of Death

Santa Barbara

February 2, 1919 – December 26, 2011

Laura Bissell, beloved wife of Arthur D. Bissell (dec), and seventy year resident of Santa Barbara, died peacefully on December 26th at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, CA., following a Christmas Day surrounded by her family.

Laura is survived by her daughters, Linda Knechtel and Story Kornbluth, 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Dedication to community and political involvement were paramount in Laura’s life. Her enthusiasm for living, and the light she brought to others will be greatly missed.

There is to be a Celebration of Laura’s Life for family and friends on April 7th, at 2:00 pm., at Skofield Park, in Santa Barbara, CA.

Anyone wishing to send thoughts or memories for inclusion in the collection of writings to be distributed at the Memorial, may send them to:

Donations in Laura’s memory may be made to The Braille Institute 2031 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105


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