Nadine B. Greenup

Date of Birth

May 23, 1926

Date of Death

June 22, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Nadine Greenup died peacefully on June 22, 2023 in Santa Barbara, California. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 23, 1926.

Nadine received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1948 from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. After moving to California, Nadine continued her studies in Los Angeles at U.S.C. where she achieved her dream of graduating with a Masters in Library Science in 1962.

Nadine worked steadily for more than thirty years for public and private libraries including Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara City College Library, and the David L. Reeves Medical Library at Cottage Hospital. Additionally, she served as the President of the California Library Association in 1974.

As a lifelong learner, Nadine cultivated interests in many subjects including Chinese history, classical music, and Buddhist philosophy. She became proficient in the practice of judo, Greek dancing, and playing the Celtic harp.

Nadine was preceded in death by the great love of her life, Robert Naud, and leaves behind dear friends in the Samarkand Community, in the Santa Barbara area, and from out of state.

Nadine was grateful to the entire team of professionals at the Smith Center at Samarkand who provided excellent care and companionship following her stroke in December 2022, and who then provided compassionate hospice care under the direction of VNA Health.

No services are planned at her request. However, please take a moment to savor a piece of dark chocolate as you enjoy a sunrise, or watch clouds drifting over the mountains. Donations in her name can be made to KUSC Classical Radio
( or VNA Health (https://www.VNA health).


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