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In loving memory of Bernard Davis, better known as Bernie Davis, or Mr. B

September 15, 1940 to October 14, 2022

Born to Louise Rouse Davis McClary and Bernard Colin Davis, Sr. of Mayesville, NC. He moved to California with his mother and stepfather Jesse Glenn. A daughter, Linda Glenn was born several years later. Attending high school in Hoopa, he met and married Lisette Mattz. They had two children, daughter, Lisa Thoreson and son Michael Davis. In 1972 they relocated to Mt. Shasta where he worked as a lumber grader until the closing of the mill. He then turned this talents to sprinkler system installation for residential and commercial.

Active with his children’s sports he coordinated projects and athletics with the Recreation District. He was very enthusiastic that his son played various sports and was proud of his accomplishments. Every morning he enjoyed having lively breakfasts with some of the locals.

Being of Cherokee descent he had strong ties to his Native American heritage. Living in Hoopa he enjoyed pow wows and making jewelry. He and Lisette were well known for their beautiful artistry.

In 1985 he married Robin Davis in Mt. Shasta, later relocating to Redding in 1986. He built two vacuum-sweeping trucks for commercial use and started a landscape maintenance business. He held the sweeping contract at the Mt. Shasta shopping center for over 30 years and later his son acquired the business for about nine years. Later he and his wife purchased a hair salon, which he visited daily to ensure all was in order and enjoyed the crazy-whacky world of cosmetologists, filled with much laughter. It was one of the most fun times he had.

Retiring in 2002, he got reacquainted with his passion for building. Welding various Christmas designs he changed themes yearly. One that he was most proud of was his Native American Christmas. His craftsmanship was unparalleled, and it was obvious that great creativity and electrical wizardry went into such detailed displays.

He enjoyed having breakfast every morning with friends at local restaurants, continuing the tradition that began in Mt. Shasta.

He is survived by his wife Robin Davis of 37 years, daughter Lisa Thoreson, son Michael Davis, two stepchildren, Kathryn Burch and Steven Malin, sister Linda Glenn, grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Klayton Davis and Kalie Malin, great-grandsons, Taytum Davis, Brayden and Jayden McClelland, niece Katee Sandhagen, nephews Danny and David Gray, JW Mooney, James Mooney and other numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

To a wonderful, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle he will be remembered as a pillar in the community, a life lived fully and will be whole-heartedly missed. He was a man of compassion, love, humanity and revered his Native American spirit.

Passions he enjoyed in life were his kids, everything Native American, go-cart racing, playing guitar, travel, gardening and Christmas.

Memorial service to be held at the Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mt. Shasta on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10:30am with a celebration of life to follow in Redding where he resided.

Donations to any charitable organization of your choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Posted online on October 25, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald

Service Information

Memorial Service

Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mt. Shasta
November 05, 2022 at 10:30 AM