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William B. Davis

1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences

William B. Davis was born April 29,1926 in Peekskill, New York and passed away peacefully November 18, 2016 at the age of 90.
After serving in the Army in World War II he went on to seminary at Andover Newton Theological School and served as minister of churches in Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Maine before finishing his career as the beloved minister of the First Congregational Church in Riverside for 23 years. He retired in 1991 and moved with wife Suzie to Washington where he lived near the mountains he loved.
His life's passions and accomplishments included traveling the world, lecturing statewide on the life of naturalist John Muir, attending Oxford University in England where he furthered his education, touring and speaking all over the U.S. about Africa in the 1960's, and enjoying his retirement years in Washington. He loved the ocean, ships, music, and mountains and was a very accomplished photographer and painter. He had two books of his writings published during his ministry in Riverside.
He was predeceased by his wife Suzie and survived by his son Mark and daughter Connie, and two granddaughters Noelle and Rachel.
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Riverside at 3755 Lemon Street on February 18 at 11:00 a.m.. Any donations may be given to the Yosemite Conservancy or the First Congregational Church in Riverside.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2017
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