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Robert Henning, 1938-2019

The curator of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for two decades, Robert Henning is remembered for his expertise, discerning eye, and sincere commitment to establishing an institution of international reputation.

Ed Easton: 1936-2019

Working to preserve the natural world on first the East, then the West Coast, Ed Easton spent nearly his entire life in some form of service to the public interest.

In Memoriam: Joan Fairfield, 1939–2019

Candid and truthful, but always hopeful and optimistic, Joan Fairfield, a victim advocate for the District Attorney’s Office, found the magic combination of words to calm the clearly upset, talk with the mother of a murdered child, or comfort a teenage rape victim.

James Breen, 1947-2019

The snarky, witty bartender who ruled the roost at Harry’s and The Sportsman, Jim Breen also represented a myriad of clients including Ensemble Theatre and Old Spanish Days.

Audrey O’Brien Griffin: 1936 – 2019

All who knew her loved Audrey Griffin. Her shining blue eyes and glorious smile had a magnetic attraction, as did her natural abilities with horses, friends, and family.

Harriett Phillips: 1923-2019

Harriett Phillips was a big-D and little-d democrat from the days she helped her mother feed striking workers at Chevrolet in 1936 to walking precincts during Barack Obama’s first presidential run. Along the way, she fought to save Haskell’s Beach from development.

Jean Kellogg Schuyler: 1927-2019

Outdoorswoman and philanthropist Jean Schuyler never took her good fortune for granted; her perceptive choices in the causes and groups she supported inevitably meant success followed.


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