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Adrienne Patricia Basile
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 11, 1949
  • Date of passing: Jul 12, 2015
life will not be the same without you...

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Adrienne Basile, who passed away on July 12, 2015. A good friend is someone who knows the song in my heart and can sing it back to me when I, myself have forgotten the words. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Carina J on 11th November 2017

"Happy birthday dear friend.
I hope you are at peace Where ever you are.
Miss you."

This tribute was added by Christine Clawley on 17th July 2017

"Hi Adrienne,

I miss you dear friend and all the laughter and liveliness you brought to all those around you. I miss your wit, sense of humor, and rebellious streak. You have inspired me in so many ways and taught me so much. I hope you see how much of an impact you had on my life. I hope I can carry a part of your spirit and keep what you taught me alive.



This tribute was added by Jann Olsen on 14th July 2017

as a matter of Fact, Happy Bastille Day - Adrienne Basile!

Mousse Odile had a few Doozies of celebrations, eh?
REmember when 'World Market Place' used to be BofA and big back parking lot? and Odile tented that sucker and did a enormous Bastille Day special Dinner. Oye! That was a different Santa Barbara in those days.....Miss them too!

Good Memories."

This tribute was added by Jann Olsen on 14th July 2017

"Thinking of all those early mornings at Mousse Odile, making Quiche!
you always had the best stories and the best laugh.
You left far too early, my Dear.
We think of you much this week, in particular. I appreciate the on-line memorial."

This tribute was added by Carina J on 11th November 2016

"Happy Birthday beautiful you
Miss you. Thanks 4 everything..

This tribute was added by Christine Clawley on 11th November 2016

"Dear Adrienne,

Happy Birthday to you, dear friend. I will always have so much love for you in my heart and never forget the lessons you taught me. Thank you dear friend for touching my life.



This tribute was added by Ellen Frew on 12th July 2016

"I would love to see that picture.  Miss her so much... I think you can leave pictures on one of the other tabs on this site.  Hmmm...  oh, I took one of the other pictures off so you can share the new one! Thanks for your thoughts... <3"

This tribute was added by Jann Olsen on 12th July 2016

"I have a great little photo of Adrienne with our mutual friend, Karen Curtis, at Terre Sol Nursery, off Patterson in Sta. Barbara -
Year, unknown - maybe now about 6-7 years ago?

Anyway, I'd like to post it, but sadly, can not really afford to buy the upgrade for this site,  that will allow more than (3) photos....darn it....I am glad to be reminded today, of Adrienne - Miss you Darlin' ...."

This tribute was added by Carina Nilsson on 11th November 2015


This tribute was added by Christine Clawley on 11th November 2015

"Dear Adrienne,

I miss you--you were my friend and mentor and I would not have made it through the past 3 years without you. I miss our conversation, walks, and our time on campus. You possessed such creativity, genius, insight, and most of all courage. I am blessed to have met you and have share that time with you. I will never forget it and the wisdom and stories you shared will stay with me the rest of my life. Today, on your birthday, I am reminded of your absence and I wish I could call you and hear you laugh, make a joke, rant, or say to me, "Christine are we ever going to finish..." I wish we both had finished. I miss you dear friend, will always love you, and your kindness and beautiful heart will never be forgotten.



This tribute was added by Linda Mason on 19th September 2015

"What a shock to hear of our girl passing.  I will always remember her kind laugh and funny ways.  She was also a great hair person, and every experience with Adrienne was a fun one.  Mousse Odile, and at the same time, Mane Street, then the salon in the 1900 block of State Street with the landlady that drove her nuts, the little coffee house she started on SB Street.  I wish that had been successful for her.  She was more about decorating it than running it each day starting at 7 am!  Terra Sol, Carp High,  Pacifica, Adrienne is a true Santa Barbara girl and we will miss her.  Dammit anyway."

This tribute was added by Jann Olsen on 5th August 2015

"Dearest Adrienne:
Where fore art thou? Last month, I felt like you came to me really popped into my mind. I had just driven past a little house you had lived in, on Laguna street, I believe it was.

I last saw you at Terre Sol - but I met you in the kitchen at Mousse Odile, oh so many years ago - We were early morning Bakers together there - those were such fun mornings - You always cracked me up -
You are a bright star, so quick to laugh -
You had such a spirit and a way about you.
Yesterday, Linda Mason let me know that you had dropped your Body - and I was just sad and shocked.  I wanted to see you - I had things to talk to you about and gossip about, ,memories.
I'm so sad you are not here now - your obit said you passed fairly painlessly - and I'm only glad for that.

I send you a big huge Hug - and lots and lots of Love - and I'll hope to see you/ feel you,  in the continuum - or where ever we may meet again.
With all my broken heart;

Jann O"

This tribute was added by jayne wamsley on 18th July 2015

"Adrienne was part of a tribe of young 20 somethings when we became friends in SB through my sister Rebecca. She had authentic warmth, listened deeply, loved to share a laugh,and lit you up with her smile. She tamed my wild mane to a smooth finish for my wedding and gave us a picnic basket of champagne and snacks to take on our honeymoon to Hawaii. I keep my Christmas decorations in that basket and think of her every Dec. when I decorate our tree. We lost a lovely spirit too soon!"

This tribute was added by Judie Chesson on 17th July 2015

"Dear Adrienne,
In the 21 years we shared knowing each other the memories will never be forgotten. What comforts me the most is knowing you are finally reunited with your Mother.  It is so hard for me to believe you are gone............."

This tribute was added by Ellen Frew on 14th July 2015

"Dear Adtrienne,

You were my first friend in Santa Barbara. You introduced me to the unique culture of State Street; picking movies, restaurants, and walks as our social director and tour guide. You were there when no one else was, and I will always appreciate that.

We had moments of hilarious laughter and deep contemplation as we learned each other's stories.  You were a support to me in times of fear and loss.  We walked together through some of the worst times in our lives, but celebrated as we came out on the other side with a bit more serenity and wisdom.  You urged me to live larger, and grow stronger.

I wil always admire your style, not in clothing.. but in living, collecting, designing, caring, and risking enough to reach for that dream."

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