1/15/1970 – 4/30/2019
Scottie Johanson, a native Santa Barbaran (otherwise known as Toastada for his tan) passed away in his sleep on April 30, 2019.
He was born in Santa Barbara on Jan. 15, 1970. His smile and funny sense of humor are sorely missed. He was so much fun. He never met a stranger; he was friendly to everyone. He could always get a smile and a laugh out of people.
He loved the ocean. He was a free spirit and a kind soul. He would give you his heart.
Scottie grew up surfing. It was number one to him and he was very good. He would even stand on his head while surfing; he was fun to watch. He also loved to fish and inherited a boat from his father. It became a local commercial lobster vessel for a time. He would never go out without Tucker, his honorary captain. Tucker was his dog and best friend.
He loved to dance and was excellent. His mom would dance with him.
He was preceded in death by his mother Terry (Jordon) Johanson, father William Johanson and sister Tina Johanson. He is survived by his brother William “Gus” Johanson, uncle Thomas Jordan and aunt Gladis Nichols.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at the end of Linden Avenue at the beach in Carpinteria with a paddle out afterwards at Fourth Beach.
I miss him.