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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.

Barry Spacks: 1931 – 2014

The Elephant in the Arts Room

I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.

Ted Townsend: 1967-2014

Global Citizen

We've lost a fascinating, inquiring, brave, and caring human being with a sense of humor that wouldn’t quit. Read story.

Robert D. Heeley: 1970 - 2014

Surfer and Artist

The local surf community is a less colorful place now with the loss of a jewel by the name of Robert Heeley. Read story.

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Sody Clampett

Sody Clampett, the much beloved wife of legendary Animation Director Bob Clampett, passed away on June 20th, ... Read

Tomoko (Tomo) Yamada

Tomoko (Tomo) Yamada was born in Ventura, California April 18, 1921 and passed away in Santa Barbara ... Read

Shannon Butcher

Shannon Butcher aka Perris Knight Gage left her mom's arms to go to the light in the ... Read

Edward Richard Pommier

Edward Richard Pommier, age 47, died in Medford, Oregon on July 15, 2014. He was born August ... Read

Charles Gordon Cambell

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Susan Russell Badone

Susan was born the oldest of four children to aviation pioneers John and Nancy Russell. She was ... Read

Emily Eugenia "Nemi" Frost

EMILY EUGENIA “NEMI” FROST, a former Santa Barbara resident, died peacefully in her sleep on 30 June ... Read

Dorothy Stearns

STEARNS, Dorothy; 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 4, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Gerda Geppert

GEPPERT, Gerda; 86, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Thelma Robertson

ROBERTSON, Thelma; 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 3, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Elaine M. Flanagan

FLANAGAN, Elaine M.; 85, of Santa Maria, passed away July 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Larry P. Prescott

PRESCOTT, Larry P.; 71, of Goleta, passed away July 11, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Betty Lang

LANG, Betty; 89, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Amy Bolland

BOLLAND, Amy; 88, of Ventura, California, passed away June 30, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Dewo Han

HAN, Dewo; 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 8, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Maribel Diaz

DIAZ, Maribel; 47, of Santa Barbara, passed away July 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Daisy Martin

MARTIN, Daisy; 83, of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

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