Obituary of Gloria Davis
December 19, 2017
Gloria Davis died surrounded by her family after a short illness on December 9, 2017 at Sierra Nevada Memorial hospital in Grass Valley, CA. She was born on April 6, 1941 in Raton, New Mexico to Josephine Apodaca Ramos and Pasquale Ramos and moved to California when she was two years old. Much of her youth was spent in San Francisco where she attended Mission High School. Gloria lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years and worked in the banking industry and the dental profession as an assistant and office manager. Later in life she attended De Anza College in Cupertino and became a certified personal trainer. She participated in several five and 10 kilometer runs around the Bay Area, her favorite being the San Francisco Bay to Breakers. One of Gloria's fondest memories was working with the De Anza cross-country track team as an assistant coach and team "mom." She loved working with young people and her friendly and enthusiastic nature made her a welcome addition to the program.
She moved to Grass Valley CA in 2001. Gloria is survived by her husband of 25 years, William Davis; her daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and William Parkinson of Palo Alto CA.; her son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Ksenia Bawden of Rough and Ready CA.; her former husband Paul Bawden of South San Francisco, and her grandchildren Whitney, Kate, Wade and Brody.
She also leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law Roberta and Stephen Hazelton of American Canyon CA; her nieces Lisa Kidd of Rohnert Park and Lori Kidd of Elk Grove CA., and her
stepsons Bill, Tony and Colin Davis and grandchildren Dani, Harry, Ben, Sam and Tom, all of Australia.
Gloria's immense love and support for her family will always be remembered and forever missed. She had an infectious laugh and a fiery spirit, and in the final days of life her warm and caring demeanor was ever present.
The family will hold a private memorial ceremony.