Stanley A. Couzens

Date of Birth

May 21, 1940

Date of Death

July 12, 2015

Stan Couzens (Butch/Butch Cain) left this world too soon due to brain cancer. He passed peacefully at home in Sedro-Woolley, WA, his loving life partner, Vickie Myrick, by his side. Stan moved to Santa Barbara in 1964 with his family. He founded Sac-Art Business Printing in Santa Barbara/Goleta in 1974, sold the business in 1999 and retired in WA. While in Santa Barbara/Goleta, Stan was involved with Jaycees, Elks Club, SB Ski Club, Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce (named 1995’s Goleta’s Man of the Year), and Rotary Club Goleta Noontime. He co-hosted a local weekly radio show, “This Week in Goleta,” and he was the emcee for Goleta’s first Fireworks Festival. Many children over the years knew Stan simply as “Santa.” He volunteered for organizations as Santa, giving kids a jingle bell that would ward off nightmares when rung. In WA, Stan was known as “Butch Cain, the Gun Slicker.” He also volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was known for his colorful stories and sense of humor. In addition to Vickie, Stan leaves behind 3 children (Cami Helmuth (John) of Santa Barbara, CA, Tony Couzens (Anna) of Pomona, CA, and Corey Colombin (Rob) of Evergreen, CO), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, Vickie’s daughter Denise Hie (Jon) and granddaughters, Emily and Sarah Hie, and many extended family and friends. All will miss him greatly.


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