Barbara Theiler – The independent Santa Barbara

Barbara Joyce (Davis) Theiler, age 85, passed away peacefully after a short illness on June 5, 2024 in Cedar City, Utah. She was born on September 10, 1938 in San Pedro, California, the son of Robert and Florence (Flicker) Davis, the eldest of three daughters.

Barbara grew up in Lomita, California and graduated from Narbonne High School. After graduating from high school, Barbara married Malchom Theiler, Jr., a United States Marine, and raised three daughters in Santa Barbara, California. Barbara and her family moved to Cedar City, Utah, in 1997 after retiring from the Santa Barbara News Press after thirty years. During her adult years, Barbara was a member of the Women’s Bowling League in California and Utah and competed in national tournaments across the country. Barbara had a love for books and visited bookstores to find the next book to read.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Malchom of 57 years; her parents Robert and Florence (Flicker) Davis; and her sister Bette (Davis) Boelter. Barbara is survived by her sister Bonnie (Davis) Allen of Midland MI; daughters Roberta Theiler of Cedar City UT, Rebecca (Steve Corby) Theiler of Moorpark CA, and Ruth (Michael) Raso of Washington, IL; Grandchildren Tina (Larry Good) Powell, Jeremy (Blerta) Pecharich, Shannon (Ahmed Samin) Powell and Steven (Stacy) Pecharich; and great-grandchildren Zoe (18), Devin (12), Claire (8), Natalie (7), William (5), Sarah (5), Madison (2) and Malik (1).

Ceremony schedule for private family members only on June 15, 2024 in Cedar City. In memory of her love of animals, please donate in her name to the local ASPCA.

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