Malcolm Gene Morehouse

Date of Birth

January 19, 1924

Date of Death

April 30, 2015

Malcolm Gene Morehouse of Santa Barbara, California died on April, 30, 2015. He was 91 years old. He was born on January 19, 1924 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Helen and Marshall Morehouse. Mal moved to Santa Barbara at a young age and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1942. He served in the US. Army Air Corp during World War ll from 1944-1945 as a navigator on a B~17 Flying Fortress taking part in aerial attacks on enemy installations in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Northern Italy. After the war, he attended University of California Santa Barbara College, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and was a member of the Gamma Sigma Pi Fraternity. Mal then returned overseas to work for the US. Government in Heidelberg, Germany

In 1954, Mal started his career at CBS Radio in San Francisco. in 1955 he married Mary Ann Davis and together, they had two children, Marilyn and Bruce. Mal moved his family to Santa Barbara in 1964 to continue his career as the General Manager of KTMS Radio Stations. Mary Ann passed away in 1977.

Mal served on numerous charity boards and did volunteer work throughout his life. He served as the President of the Santa Barbara Advertising Club, Member of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation Board and Member of the Channel Cities Camera Club. Many of Mal’s art nuveau drawings were regularly published in KTMS ads in the Santa Barbara News-Press and he was an accomplished water color and mixed media artist. Mal loved his friends, family, travel, art, animals and sports and always had a funny remark and a great smile.

He is preceded in death by his second wife, Kathleen Morehouse and is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Brady of Savannah, Georgia, son, Bruce Morehouse (Jodi) of San Diego, grandchildren, Chandler Morehouse and Heather Bakhshi, (Al ) and great granddaughter Harper.

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. Burial will follow the services at Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum. Donations in Malcolm’s memory may be made to the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation.


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