Lester Wayne Pixler of Santa Barbara, California, was born on November 1, 1918, and died on September 15, 2016. He was 97.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Goleta Cemetery at 44 S. San Antonio Road, with a memorial service to follow at 3:30 p.m. at The Samarkand, 2550 Treasure Drive in Santa Barbara.

Arrangements are by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.