Bill Davis

Date of Birth

February 27, 1946

Date of Death

July 28, 2021

Bill was born on Balboa Island, hence his love of the ocean.  Bill called S.B. his home for over 55 years. After attending UCSB he had many adventures. Driving the Alcan Highway in his V W bug, crewed on a LCU in Alaska, designed and built his own home in Oregon, and completely restored our 1936 bungalow in Palm Springs. Employed by the City Santa Barbara for 28 years. Some of his many projects were developing the Seismic Retrofit program and refurbishing our main library.  He also built the first Hot Dog cart in the city; it was located at the base of the wharf.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed. Bill married Trish, his wife of 43 years, on Valentine’s Day on a cliff above the sea.  They had a charmed life, living in some of the most magical places in Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Palm Springs.  Bill loved sailing, being a member of the SBYC he had a great time on the water. Some of his most memorable times were spent on East Beach playing Volleyball with a great group of guys. This is just a small insight into Bill’s life. He lived a life of kindness, respect for his fellow man and cared deeply about our planet. Honesty and good friends meant everything to Bill. More to share at his Celebration of a life well lived. I would like to thank Dr. Greenwald, Dr. Rosenbloom, Dr. Gelberg, Dr. J. Hadsall and all of the doctors and nurses at Cottage Hospital ICU and the Infusion Center. Just remarkable angels and so kind. This will be held at Mt. Carmel when it is safe to gather. Always in my heart.


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