Janet Hagen of Santa Barbara, CA passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in her home, January 27th at the age of 72. Her beautiful outlook on life and always positive and loving heart showed through her work where she used her great gift in connecting with special needs children to teach them the magic of art at the Deveroux School for 20 years. She was also a teacher in Santa Ynez, Guadalupe, and in Santa Barbara. The thing that gave her the most joy was her beautiful garden. She knew all the names of the incredible diverse plant life that surrounded her lovely hillside home. She had a passionate love for nature which showed through her interactions with her three kitties Tuxedo, Daria, and Dante. Janet was a loving and kind friend to many and she will forever leave foot prints in all our hearts. A celebration of her life will be held in early March at her home…the place that gave her great peace and comfort. Details will follow shortly. If you wish to make a donation in Janet’s name, we would suggest that all contributions go to ASPCA.