Audrey Louise Davis
1926 - 2016
Audrey Louise Davis passed away peacefully on August 22, 2016 in Santa Barbara. At 90 years old, she spent the last two years living with dementia. Audrey was born on February 8, 1926 in Portland, Oregon to Ivan and Beatrice (Chaneay) Wood. She attended schools in Portland and majoring in art at the University of Oregon. There she met Al Davis, who also attended Grant High School with her in Portland. They were married August 29, 1948 and lived in Portland raising their two children, Kristi and Scott. They enjoyed the outdoors but the rain encouraged them to move to Santa Barbara.
Audrey taught school and worked at Westmont. In retirement she pursued her art, painting beautiful watercolors. A memorable experience was traveling to Giverny and painting where Monet created his famous ‘Water Lilies’.
Audrey and Al enjoyed traveling and spending time with their seven grandchildren, always encouraging a love of the outdoors and each grandchild’s interests. They were active members of Community Covenant Church. Al passed away in 2007 and Audrey continued painting and helping others. She could be counted on to drive a friend to an appointment or prepare a special meal for each of her grandchildren. Known for her smile, her encouragement and sense of humor, she always added a sparkle to situations.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Al in 2007, her grandson, Rob Morris in 2011 and her two sisters, Miriam Johns and Kay Scoggin, both in 2014. She is survived by her two children Kristi (Dave) Morris and Scott Davis, her 6 grandchildren Ryan (Rona) Morris, Devon Morris, Caleb (Haley) Davis, Alison (Cameron) Chapman, Mackenzie (Aaron) Bilane, Ethan Davis and her 2 great-grandchildren, Kaela and Colin Morris. A celebration of Audrey’s life will be with her immediate family.