Linda Marie Banuelos
The daughter of Michael Banuelos and Amelia Banuelos Corral, she was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She attended Dolores School, spent one year at Bishop Diego High School, before transferring to Santa Barbara High School.
It was during her high school years when she realized what her role in life would be: a schoolteacher. After graduating from UCSB and receiving a teaching credential from USC, she embarked on a teaching career in the Montebello Unified School District in the Los Angeles area where she made many friends with her fellow school Teachers. She remained there for over 40 years before retiring in 2012.
Although a gentle and sweet person (best sister ever), she also had some writing talent, and attempted to write a book. She would write down story passages as they came to her. She would then file them away when the thought was finished. She would then start a new tablet when a new idea came to her. She never finished but she never stopped trying.
She returned to Santa Barbara only to live her last year here.
She leaves behind her sister Teri Lasiter Neal, brother-in-law Jim Neal, brother Joe Corral Jr. his wife Patty, nephews Damon Lasiter his wife Morgan, Steven Corral and wife Melinda, Nicholas Corral, Daniel Neal, cousin Javier Sanchez, and numerous other relatives and friends.
A small service will be held in her remembrance Friday March 20, 2020 at 1 pm at Welch Ryce Haider at 15 E Sola Street, Santa Barbara.