George Chelini: 1931-2020


In 1958, George Chelini became the executive director of the Goleta Boys Club, and he went on to form the United Boys and Girls Clubs, having a big, positive impact on the kids growing up in Santa Barbara County.

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Steve Arrowood: 1959-2020


Starting with a friend’s backyard grapes, Steve Arrowood became a notable ‘garagiste’ winemaker, but even more memorable were the hours spent talking and laughing about wine, food, the Grateful Dead, and all things Lompoc.

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In Memoriam: Elias Hanna: 1944-2020


As his names suggest, the young Palestinian poet Elias Hanna was tangled up in God, and so mysteriously mixed in grand portions of love with his pragmatism. The little details. The ingredients in his mother’s falafel recipe.

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Stanely Gregory Mesa


1948 - 2020

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 19th at the Eagles Lounge located on 923 Bath Street

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Sharon D Currier


1929 - 2019

Sharon Currier passed away peacefully on December 1, 2019. Per her wishes, no services are planned.

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Barbara Nadine Boddie


1958 - 2019

Beloved mother, wife, and friend w/a smile to light the room. Service on Sat., 1/18, at 2PM at Pescadero Lofts

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Ann Lonergan Smith


1928 - 2011

Ann Lonergan Smith passed away from complications of a stroke in Isle Vista on September 24th 2011. A longtime resident

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Sharon Kay Combs


1948 - 2019

Prayer service; Monday, December 23, 10:30am at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel. Interment to follow at Goleta Cemetery.

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Mary Ann Garibay


1955 - 2019

It is with great sorrow to announce that Mary Ann Garibay passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2019 at Sarah

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June Dean Tapken


1950 - 2019

June Tapken (nee Dean) is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert, daughters Jennifer and Robin and 5 grandchildren.

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Avonell Ann Jackson


1929 - 2019

Memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 2101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 on Saturday, December

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Ron Allen Knowles


1967 - 2019

A celebration of life for Ron Allen Knowles will be held Nov. 23, 2019 @ Goleta Beach area A. This

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Louise Saffold


1932 - 2019

Louise loved her life, it was full of gratitude + joy! Celebrated 11/2/19 w/ her peeps. vnhcsb.org

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Jason Jared Damitz


1970 - 2019

Graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov 22, at 11:00am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. 901 Channel Drive, Santa

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Louise Sobiniak


1937 - 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the incomparable Louise Sobiniak. Louise, better known as “Dolli”, 

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Joan Trautman Crawford


1927 - 2020

Joan Trautman Crawford passed away peacefully at Mission Terrace in Santa Barbara, California on June 10, 2020. She had recently

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Alexandra Firos Morelli


1922 - 2020

Alexandra Firos Morelli passed away peacefully at her Santa Barbara home on June 18, 2020 with her daughters by her

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Dr. Paul Zettas


1927 - 2020

Dr. Paul Zettas, a retired orthopedic surgeon, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 in his home on June

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Albert Alexander Martin


1926 - 2020

Albert Alexander Martin, family historian, WWII veteran, environmental contributor, father, professional, artist, winemaker, author and friend, passed away May 9,

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Michael Arntz


1939 - 2020

“I want to make a statement in clay” – Michael Arntz Commenting on the placement of his work at the Esther Bear

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Richard John Lewis


1935 - 2020

Richard John Lewis was born in Chicago in 1935 where he was raised by his mother, Marjorie O’Sullivan Lewis. He

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Joan Trautman Crawford


1927 - 2020

Joan Trautman Crawford passed away peacefully at Mission Terrace in Santa Barbara, California on June 10, 2020. She had recently

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Richard Earl Cook


1962 - 2020

Before Rich passed away, his friends and family were asked to write a story or memory to be read to

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Norman K. Anderson


1931 - 2020

Norman Kjaer Anderson passed away at home from a heart attack on June 27, 2020. Norm was 89 years old

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William A. Brace


William A. Brace, at home surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2020 at the age of

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George T. Chelini


1931 - 2020

With great sorrow in our hearts, we are saddened to announce the passing of  George T. Chelini. George, born and

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