Jesse Papworth

Date of Birth

August 8, 1982

Date of Death

March 9, 2015

Jesse Papworth passed away on March 9th at his home in Santa Barbara after a 14 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born in Portland, Oregon and moved to Santa Barbara in 1997.
He graduated from Santa Barbara High School with the class of 2000, and most recently worked for HUB International from 2008 until December of 2014.

His passion for music was prominent throughout his life. He enjoyed nothing more than playing and creating music with his friends, he leaves behind a large library of original music.

Jesse had a charismatic personality and an unmatched wit. His gentle spirit, love for animals and strong sense of loyalty will not be forgotten.

He is survived by his mother; Suzanne Brown, his father; Scott Papworth, his brother; Dominic Papworth, his sister and brother-in law; Samantha & Martin Norbury, and his niece; Aria Norbury.
Special acknowledgements to his girlfriend; Sylvia Brown and his best friends; Kalin Walling, Naiche Esters-Berkich and Chad Richardson for their undying love, support and friendship.

He will be missed more than words can express.

There will be a private celebration of life for family and close friends. If you wish to attend please email

In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to the Santa Barbara Humane Society in Jesse’s name.


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