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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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David Howard Holt

On August 31, 2014 David Howard Holt passed away at the age of 82. He is survived ... Read

Giovanni Battista Battagin

Giovanni (John) Battista Battagin, 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, ... Read

Robert E. Lee Bates

Bates, Robert E. Lee, Devoted Loving Husband, Adored Father, and Cherished Grandfather “Papa” passed away peacefully on ... Read

Mitchell Summer

Mitchell Summer, 64, passed away on September 9th, 2014 in Summerland. Services are private. Read

Michael F. Bush

Michael Francis Bush passed away on Thursday, September fourth, 2014. He was preceded in death by his ... Read

Adrienne H. Doll

Adrienne H. Doll, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 12th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Helen Connelly

Helen Connelly, 95, of Atascadero, passed away August 26, 2014. She was born December 19, 1918. Arrangements ... Read

Nelson Parker

Nelson Parker, 85, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 30, 2014. He was born July 4, 1929. ... Read

Simone Woodcock

Simone Woodcock, 81, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 25, 2014. She was born June 20, 1933. ... Read

Hazel Margaret Bilton Lyon

It is with deep sadness that we announce Hazel Margaret Lyon (Farrell) peacefully ended her wonderful life’s ... Read

Hazel Lyon

Hazel Lyon, 89, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 6th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Etsuo Yoshiyama

Etsuo Yoshiyama, 89, of San Luis Obispo, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Kingsley Hudson

Kingsley Hudson, 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Mary Bartron

Mary Bartron, 100, passed away on September 3rd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary (805) ... Read

Anne Atkins-Rein

Anne Atkins-Rein, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 23, 2014. She was born May 25, 1919. ... Read

Robert S. Ahlstrand

Robert S. Ahlstrand, 81, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 2nd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Agnes Bastanchury

Agnes Bastanchury, 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 28, 2014. She was born April 17, 1918. ... Read

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