Charlotte Palacios

Date of Death

June 1, 2017

Charlotte (“Char”) Palacios, 68, passed away peacefully June 1, surrounded by her children. She is survived by her son Anthony Savedra Jr. (granddaughter Kezia and grandson Michael Savedra) of Simi Valley and by her daughter December Toyooka (granddaughter Aaliyah Toyooka) of Santa Barbara.

Char was born in Santa Barbara in 1949 to John and Dorothea Palacios. She remained a loyal “native” as she would say, her entire life. She enjoyed living in a serene community and treasured her days off, exploring the city’s many parks with her grandchildren.

She created, owned and operated her own private cleaning business and was a workhorse with an impeccable knack for organizing and multi-tasking. She was also far more than that, forming life long friendships with most of her clients, and contributing especially to the needs of the many seniors she served so faithfully.

She was an easy listener, a perceptive thinker and a problem solver, and she offered us all much food for thought, and positive energy that never flagged. Above all, she was an amazing spirit, and truly believed in the power of love and prayer.

So it is our belief that Charlotte is right where she needs to be. A celebration of life will be held in her name on July 2nd. For more information, please contact her daughter December by emailing


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