David J Almanza

Date of Birth

January 5, 1950

Date of Death

March 16, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

David J Almanza passed away 3/16/2023 peacefully in his sleep. Born to Agustin and Susana Almanza in Santa Barbara, he attended local schools: Franklin and Cleveland schools, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High. David was extremely proud of being a Don. He was on the Dons football team and was the senior class president, Class of 68. After graduating he joined the US Navy. Upon his return he started truck driving. He then became a carpenter and went into construction. In September of 1992, he married Carol Guevara, his wife of 30 years. He later started his own recycling business, Dave’s Glass. David is preceded in death by his parents, Agustin and Susana Almanza, his son Frank Cousins, his siblings Silverio Almanza, Joe “Super” Trejo and sister Elva Lugo, all from Santa Barbara. He is survived by wife Carol Almanza, children Margaret, Willy Cousins and grandchildren and great children; siblings Alberto, Luis, Alma Almanza, Doris Gutierrez and numerous nieces and nephews.


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