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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

Artist

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

Surfer

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.

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Paula and Frank Carnaghe

In memoriam... Paula Carnaghe 1/3/1931 – 4/26/2010 Frank Carnaghe 6/28/1930 – 4/25/2011 Loving memories never die As ... Read

Janice Tolotti Chelini

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

Chester "Chet" Brown

Chester (Chet) Brown passed away March, 29th 2014 at the age of 98. He was born in ... Read

Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum

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

Ann Frances Winters

Ann Frances Winters, born in England on Feb 6th 1953 passed away Sunday March 9, 2014. She ... 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

Elizabeth R. Kronen

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

Charles "Chuck" Rao

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

Mildred Edith Lowe

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

Mary Grace Canfield

Mary Grace Canfield, veteran actress, mother, grandmother and friend, who was grateful for every day of life, ... Read

Beverly "Betty" Sanders

Beverly Sanders (Betty to everyone who knew her) died peacefully on April 8, 2014, two and half ... Read

Gwendolyn Shirley

Gwendolyn Shirley, 89, of Goleta passed away in her sleep on April 7th, 2014. She is survived ... Read

Francis H. Cassidy

CASSIDY, Francis H.; of Santa Barbara; died April 6, 2014 (Born: 01/27/1924); she was 90. Funeral Mass ... Read

Elizabeth L. Crews

CREWS, Elizabeth L.; of Santa Barbara; died April 6, 2014; she was 87. Services are pending. Arrangements ... Read

Tracie Virene Klosowski

KLOSOWSKI, Tracie Virene; of Santa Barbara; died April 6, 2014; she was 27. SERVICE: Friday, 5:00 - ... Read

Gary Reisenweber

On March 17th, 2014, Gary Reisenweber, passed peacefully in his sleep. He was born on July 20, ... Read

Multicultural Craft Program: Japan

Join us for the first session of our multicultural craft ... Read More