Dennis James Guajardo

Date of Birth

November 10, 1960

Date of Death

January 28, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Dennis James Guajardo, beloved father, son, brother and friend, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Dennis attended local schools and went on to attend SBCC, as well as Bryant & Stratton Business College and Mt. San Antonio College.

Dennis was self-employed as a mechanic and cars were his passion. In previous years, Dennis worked as a journeyman lineman. Dennis loved the outdoors and was happiest when camping, hunting and fishing with friends on his boat, the SS Sureshot. He studied martial arts for many years and was proud to have achieved his black belt in karate. He also enjoyed spending time with friends, gathering with them for barbecues, good conversation, and laughter. Above all else, Dennis’ greatest love was his children, of whom he was most proud.

Dennis is survived by his children, Dennis James II (DJ), Christian and Marissa; mother, Elva Sanchez; father, Richard Guajardo Sr.; siblings Richard Guajardo Jr. (Rosa), Diana Klopp, Debbie Jimenez (Carlos) and Kimberly Guajardo, as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his much loved pets, Walter, Bear Dog, and Gus.

A kind and generous soul, Dennis was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, robust laugh and unwavering devotion to those he loved. Rest easy Den, we will see you again.

A special thank you to VNA and doctors and staff at Serenity House for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Dennis.

Donations in memory of Dennis Guajardo may be made to Serenity House.

Private services were held at Dennis’ request.


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