Beloved Mother and friend, Pheobe Alexiades passed on March 6, 2023 after a brief illness. She is survived by her son, George Alexiades, grandson Weston, her sister Allison Carey and two nephews, Valentin and Andre.
Phoebe was born in New York and was very close to her Mother, Mary Grace Canfield who was a well-known character actress. Mary Grace was best known for her performances on the television series Green Acres and The Andy Griffith Show.
She arrived in Santa Barbara from Hollywood in 1969 with Mary Grace and sister Allison.
In 1971 she met George Alexiades who owned the Plaka, a popular Greek Restaurant and Dance club in Santa Barbara. Phoebe was instrumental in making it the great success it was.
She came from a theatrical family and also loved to delight audiences. She Belly Danced and performed both at the Plaka and other venues such as the P’Tit Cabaret on the Mesa and the Greek, a restaurant at the Harbor in Ventura.
Phoebe was always an entrepreneur. After the Plaka closed, because of her lifelong passion for horses, she started a horse and carriage business that focused on weddings and other special occasions. She also started a cleaning service and was a realtor until she retired.
Her Celebration of Life will be held at the Greek at the Harbor in Ventura on May 21, 2023.
Phoebe was a dedicated animal lover and if you wish to make a donation, please make it to the Cat and Bird Clinic, 101 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. We love you Phoebe!