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David Arthur Sansome Gell: 1943-2014

Blithe Spirit

A musician, composer, and master craftsman, his greatest distinction was as the creator of many, many community music series at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.

Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist

Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.

Leonel Acosta: 1932-2014

From Huetamo to Santa Barbara, Many Times

Born in Huetamo, Michoacán, México, Leonel Acosta inspired his family with his life and his lessons. Read story.

Eva Landecker Menkin: 1923-2014

Therapist, Writer, Tennis Enthusiast, Proprietor of the Menkin Motel

The therapist, author, tennis enthusiast, and proprietor of the Menkin Motel is lovingly remembered by her son. Read story.

Mesa Memories of Chris Whitcraft

Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.

Fred Kavli: 1927 – 2013

Physicist, Philanthropist

The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.

Bill Yerkes: 1934 – 2014

Solar Pioneer

Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.

Lorenzo 'Dal' Dall’Armi: 1922-2014

Educator, Athlete, Chef

Past president of SBCC and county superintendent of schools, Lorenzo Dall'Armi also once traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.

Joe Pasinato: 1950-2014

The Face of the Forest Service

The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.

Brock Brower: 1931-2014

Author and Journalist’s Work Spanned Media and Eras

From novels to journalism to television, Brock Brower’s distinctive voice shaped American culture. Read story.

Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Dancing with Luis

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena. Read story.

Louise Marie Moulton Hanson: 1914 – 2014

Rancher, Environmentalist

Louise would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.

Jack Earl Smith: 1922 – 2014

Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa

Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.

Bill Richardson: 1926 - 2013

Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man

When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.

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Caleb Wheeler Ibsen

Our Caleb passed away at home on the fifth of December, 2014 due to complications from a ... Read

Walt O'Brien

Walt O'Brien passed away October 12 2014 at his home in Missouri City, Texas surrounded by his ... Read

Agnes Mata Guevara

Obituary for our loving Angel and Matriarch, Agnes Mata Guevara aka Mamanita by her children and Gramanita ... Read

Marilyn A. Haussier

Marilyn A. Haussier, 94, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 13th, 2014. Services pending. Read

Gene Schechter

Gene Schechter, 75, passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2014 in Liberty, New York. He grew up ... Read

Beth Landes

On November 22, 2014 our beloved Beth Landes, 94 years old, passed away peacefully under Hospice Care ... Read

Jose G. Cornejo

Jose J. Cornejo, 85, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 15th, 2014. Rosary at 6:00pm on ... Read

Stella Saperstein

Stella Saperstein, 86, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 16th, 2014. Private services are planned. Read

Carol T. Gallas

Carol T. Gallas, 95, passed away on December 5th, 2014 in Santa Barbara. Services pending. Read

Harold Haakon Tollefson

Harold Haakon Tollefson, 92, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 10th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Cyril Johnson

Cyril Johnson, 93 passed away Thursday December 11, 2014 at Valle Verde Health Center after a brief ... Read

Lila Lee Davis

Lila Lee Davis--known as Lee, Yi or Catherine, died Nov. 20, 2014 in Albuquerque, N.M. from complications ... Read

James Spencer Lee

James Spencer Lee, 81, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 4th, 2014. No services are planned. Read

Ali S. Malaikah

Ali S. Malaikah, 79, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 4th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Sarah D. Conover

Sarah D. Conover, 84, passed away in Santa Barbara on December 1st, 2014. Services will be held ... Read

Shirley L. Aanerud

Shirley L. Aanerud, 90, passed away on November 26th, 2014. Services pending. Read

Bruce Edward Ayer

Bruce Edward Ayer was born at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara on March 4, 1950 to Robert ... Read

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