Susan Jane Holmes

Susan Jane Holmes, age 59, of Santa Barbara died peacefully at home on January 11, 2016 surrounded by family. She was born in Liverpool, England but grew up in Santa Barbara attending Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara City College and UC Santa Barbara.

She is survived by her parents, William (Neil) and Betty Holmes, sister, Pamela Shields and her husband Jon, brothers David and his wife Ellen and Daniel and his wife Sandra, nieces Simone, Audrey, Elian and Christina and nephews Andrew and Justin. She will also be greatly missed by her beloved Labradoodle, “Jazz.”

After graduating from UCSB and receiving paralegal training at UCLA she worked for law firms in Los Angeles before returning to her hometown of Santa Barbara where she realized the dream of buying a home. She enjoyed working for Myers Law Group with attorney David Myers in downtown Santa Barbara and being close to her parents and sister, Pam as well as many long-time friends. In recent years, Susan was rarely seen without her trusty companion, “Jazz” who accompanied her to work, brightened her life and made her smile endlessly with her antics.

Susan will be remembered for her extreme kindness, compassion and gentle yet strong and independent personality. She cherished time with friends and family and was affectionately referred to as “Aunt Sue” by her nieces and nephews who she delighted in inviting to “banana split parties” and showering them with her love.

A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at 2pm on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 1371 East Valley Rd. in Montecito.


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