William Clayton Viani

Date of Birth

January 25, 1948

Date of Death

January 2, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara, CA

Bill Viani was born on January 25, 1948 to Ray and Mercedes Viani in Salt Lake City, Utah His parents were from the Bay Area and his father’s job sent him to Salt Lake and then a final move to Southern California when Bill was a toddler.  He grew up in Pasadena and graduated from Loyola University then received his master’s in economics from USC.  He began his career in banking in Los Angeles and met his wife, Marla, on a water skiing trip to Lake Nacimiento with mutual friends.  He was transferred to Santa Barbara where they raised their four children: Gina, Mia, Peter, and Michael.  They happily included their spouses Eric (Gina), Christina (Peter) and Christie (Michael) into the family.  Grandchildren Elizabeth, Grace, Will and Emma rounded out the group and Bill’s happiest times were when they were all together.  He will truly be missed and will be remembered for sharing his love of sports with everyone.  Fight On!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara


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