Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

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. 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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Rosalinda Jacquez

Rosalinda Jacquez, 52, passed away on September 28th, 2014 in Goleta. Rosary; Friday, 7pm and Mass; Saturday, ... Read

Nilas Henning Jr.

In loving memory of Nilas Henning Jr born in SB July 29, 1966 Graduated Highschool in Allendale ... Read

Claire Bishop

Our beautiful mother, Claire Bishop, passed away peacefully on June 26 at the age of 72. She ... Read

Angeline M. O'Meara

Angeline M. O’Meara, 98, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 23rd, 2014. Vigil; Thursday, 7pm and ... Read

Sharkey Fink

Charlotte "Sharkey" Flintermann Fink of Santa Barbara, California passed away gracefully and peacefully at home surrounded by ... Read

Julia Mary Rieber

Julia Mary Rieber, 80, died in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday, September 12th, from lung cancer. Born ... Read

George Winfield Miles III

George Winfield Miles, 81, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 21st, 2014. Memorial Mass - Friday, ... Read

Catherine Marie Mullen

Catherine Marie Mullen, 93, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 20th, 2014. Services pending. Read

Reyes Villalpando

Reyes Villalpando, 80, of Carpinteria, died peacefully at Serenity House on September 18, 2014. The Funeral Mass ... Read

Columbus Williams

Columbus Williams, 68, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 17th, 2014. Visitation; Thursday 3-7pm, at Welch-Ryce-Haider ... Read

Joanne Maureen Miller

Joanne Maureen Miller passed away peacefully in her home in Santa Barbara in the early morning of ... Read

Thaten Jimmie Anthony

Thaten Jimmie Anthony 83 died in his home in Santa Barbara California where he passed away with ... Read

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich


Darcy Lynn Aston

Darcy Lynn Aston Sunrise: January 25, 1959 • Sunset: September 10, 2014 Before daylight on September 10, ... Read

Florence E. Coleman

Florence E. Coleman, 80, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 16, 2014. Private services. Arrangements entrusted to ... Read

Raymond T. King

Raymond T. King, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 15, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Robert Meldau

Robert Meldau, 85, of Santa Maria, passed away September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

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