Paul Allen Davis, age 50, passed away on Saturday, June 27, in his home in Pueblo, Colorado. Paul died from complications associated with a prolonged illness.
Paul was born in Spokane on June 10, 1965, to Loreen Bernbeck of Twisp, and was raised in the Methow Valley. Paul attended the Methow Valley School District until his senior year. Paul completed his senior year and graduated from the Cypress-Fairbanks High School in Houston, Texas, in May of 1984. Paul traveled back to Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop to be with his childhood friends as they graduated that same year.
Paul married Joanna Johns of Houston in Twisp in 1989. Paul and Joanna were blessed with two girls, Acacia Davis, born in 1990, and Caitlyn Davis, born in 1992. Even though Paul and Joanna separated, they continued to provide love and support for their two amazing daughters.
Paul became reacquainted with an early childhood friend, Bonnie Mathyer, and developed a lifelong partnership with Bonnie in 2004. Paul and Bonnie built a life together and joined their two families through a common-law marriage in 2015. Paul welcomed into his life Bonnie’s two daughters, Alyssa Mathyer and Katherine Christenson and her husband, Jonathan Christenson.
Paul was an IT specialist for Houston Energy for most of his adult life. Paul was hard working and dedicated to his profession. He was self-taught in most of the network systems that he managed for the company. In addition, Paul had an incredible love and compassion for animals, especially dogs.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Davis of Pueblo, his daughters and their spouses, Acacia Davis and Kevin Frumkin of Houston, Caitlyn Davis of Houston, Alyssa Mathyer of Pueblo, and Katherine and Jonathan Christenson of Port Orchard, Washington. He was the proud grandpa of Kaycen and Elaina Jade, and loyal son to Loreen Bernbeck of Twisp (now Cheney, Washington). He is also survived by three sisters, Shiela O’Bannon of Magnolia, Texas, Margaret Kilgore (unknown) and Stacey Reece of Cheney; one brother, James Davis of Sommerville, South Carolina; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In respect of Paul’s wishes, his family will not be holding a funeral service. Instead, his family will honor him by spreading his ashes on his family’s property in the Methow Valley.
Paul was known for sharing his compassion and unique philosophy of life with others. A memorable quote Paul would often share is the following quote by Bill Keane, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.”