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Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

A Friend to All

One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.

Bill Hamilton: 1942 – 2014

Sports and Recreation Champion

Despite the loss of the use of his legs, Bill became a swimmer to reckon with and a champion of wheelchair sports. Read story.

Daniel R. Shackman, MD: 1941-2014

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.

Joan Crowder: 1934-2014

Journalist, Environmentalist, Arts Enthusiast

Joan had an early love affair with newspapers that began with her first sight of a printing press, one of those massive and loud machines that people seldom see or hear today. Read story.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

A Light That Just Grew Brighter

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.

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.

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Anna Elizabeth Goodier

Anna Elizabeth Goodier, of Santa Barbara, CA died on September 23, 2014 after a courageous battle with ... Read

Timothy Mortimer Rochlitzer

The unimaginative would say Timothy Mortimer Rochlitzer entered this world on June 16th 1930 and left it ... Read

Nilas Henning Jr.

July 1966-September 2014 In loving memory of Nilas Henning Jr born in SB July 29, 1966 Graduated ... Read

Rosalinda Jacquez

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

Darcy Lynn Aston

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

IN LOVING MEMORY GEORGE, SUSAN, AMY, & JENNIFER Read

Raymond T. King

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

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