Robert Gary Allbright
Bob was born in Glendale, CA. He moved to Santa Barbara with his parents Leo and Ocea Allbright when he was a child. He went to school in Santa Barbara, graduating from Santa Barbara High School. Bob learned how to play several instruments, including guitar and piano and at 21, became a professional musician. He also worked as a landscaper for the Goleta Union School District.
In 1960 he married Carolin Klassert and was married for 57 years before she passed away in 2017. They enjoyed traveling around the country visiting many states and national parks. In 1971, they adopted two girls, Gloria and Nelsa. Bob loved backpacking and camping and enjoyed many camping trips with his family. Bob also enjoyed photography and bike riding. He was chair of the first committee to get bikeways designated in Santa Barbara.
Unable to live by himself, Bob moved into Mariposa at Ellwood Shores with his dog, Dexter. He loved sharing Santa Barbara history with the caregivers, other employees and residents, but also enjoyed hearing about their families and family history. He was President of the Residents’ Council and enjoyed being a liaison between the residents and management. He also continued performing, playing piano whenever he was asked.
Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Nelsa Scofield, and wife Carolin. He is survived by his daughter, Gloria (Brian) and his grandchildren, Jakub Scofield, Jerimiah Scofield and Jasmine Scofield.
Thank you to Denise, the many caregivers and Dr. Jeffrey Bourne of the Central Coast Home Health and Hospice. He enjoyed your care and appreciated all that you did to take care of him and keep him comfortable. Also, thank you to the caregivers and staff at Mariposa at Ellwood Shores. He appreciated everything you did for him. He loved hearing about your families. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Jasmine’s Alternative Music School (Jams) www.jamsmusic.org or your favorite non-profit.
Music does bring people together.
It allows us to experience the same emotions.
People everywhere are the same in heart and spirt.
No matter what language we speak, what color we are,
the form of our politics or the expression of our love
and our faith, music proves we are the same.