Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

Mary Carol Edwards, 1924 – 2013

Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman

The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.

George Delmerico, 1945-2013

First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent

George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.

Rodger Casier, 1955-2013


Many met Rodger through the Mental Health Arts Festival where his warmth and welcoming energy drew people in to view and appreciate his work. Read story.

Carl P. Woodcock, 1947 - 2013


Carl Woodcock died, much as he lived, defiant and rude to just about everyone except those close friends and family he cared so much about. Read story.

Khalid Hurst, 1976 – 2013

Football Player, Loyal Friend, Generous Spirit

The Santa Barbara community is mourning the loss of this open-hearted man. Read story.

Margaret Ruth Zimmerman: 1924-2013

Wife and Mother

My mother, Margaret, was the 1950s version of a superwoman. Read story.

Thomas Yee Chung: 1942-2013

Owner of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens

When people ask me if I miss Jimmy’s, my answer is always yes, and no. Read story.

Roy Wentz, 1923-2013

Eternal Cowboy

Roy Wentz was no “Rhinestone Cowboy” — my godfather was the real deal, living the cowboy way, every day. Read story.

Gilbert Michael Herrera, 1965-2013

Musician, Bon Vivant, Beloved Friend

Musician, bon vivant, and beloved friend. Read story. publishes Death Notices, with Service information, at no charge. They appear online and in our Thursday newspaper. Extended Obituaries are also available for a nominal fee.

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Lloyd Van Horsen

VAN HORSEN, Lloyd; of Santa Barbara; died April 20, 2014; he was 94. Service: pril 28, 1PM ... Read

Samuel E. Salazar

SALAZAR, Samuel E.; of Santa Barbara; died April 17, 2014 (Born: 10/10/1926); he was 87. Graveside Service ... Read

Nancy Jean Orso

ORSO, Nancy Jean; of Santa Barbara; died April 18, 2014 (Born: 11/24/1934); she was 79. Celebration of ... Read

Raymond William Jewell

06/17/1928 - 03/08/2014 To his sister Helen of Redmond, WA, he was My Little Brother; he was ... Read

Robert Herrera

HERRERA, Robert; of Santa Barbara; died April 8, 2014 (Born: 03/15/1944); he was 70. No Services. Arrangements ... Read

Sharon (Sharry Aline Seccomb Stepner Manzullo) Rose

09/25/1943–04/10/2014 Sharry Rose, 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Carpinteria on April 10th after surrendering ... Read

Ann Frances Winters

WINTERS, Ann Frances; of Santa Barbara; died March 9, 2014 (Born: 02/06/1953). A memorial is planned for ... Read

Laura "Lolo" Elizabeth Clowers

Laura “Lolo” Elizabeth Clowers was born January 15, 1986 and died April 10, 2014, at the young ... Read

Jose "Joe" Saenz Maya

Joe was born July 8, 1941. He died unexpectedly on April 14, 2014, when his big loving ... Read

Paula and Frank Carnaghe

In memoriam... Paula Carnaghe 1/3/1931 – 4/26/2010 Frank Carnaghe 6/28/1930 – 4/25/2011 We miss you in so ... Read

Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum

Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum, a daughter of William Lemuel Spence and Ina Clements Spence, born in Camden, ... Read

Janice Tolotti Chelini

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the light of Janice Ann Tolotti Chelini was extinguished. Janice passed away ... Read

Mildred Edith Lowe

LOWE, Mildred Edith; of Horse Creek CA, formerly of Goleta; died April 9, 2014; she was 103; ... Read

Charles "Chuck" Rao

11/1950 -3/2014 Charles "Chuck" Rao passed away in Santa Barbara, CA on March 31st, 2014 after battling ... Read

Elizabeth R. Kronen

KRONEN, Elizabeth R.; of Santa Barbara; died April 9, 2014 (Born: 07/14/1925); she was 88. Services Pending. ... Read

Daniel William "Stoney" Stonecipher

Born in Oakland, California to Maxine and William Stonecipher, the family relocated to Newark, Delaware thereafter where ... Read

Peter Meijes Tiersma

TIERSMA, Peter Meijes; of Goleta; died April 13, 2014; he was 61. Private service pending. Arrangements by ... Read