Thursday, April 17, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

William R. Allardice

Allardice, William

Jan. 4, 1933 – Dec. 23, 2013
William Rodney Allardice went to be with his Lord on Dec. 23, 2013, after a two-year battle with melanoma. He was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Santa Monica. His parents were William and Grace Allardice. Bill was the first of twin boys. His brother John was born minutes later and his sister Dorothy Jean was born two years after. They grew up in Van Nuys. Bill and Jack graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1951.

Bill attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara for two years where he met his wife Lois. They were engaged April 10, 1953, married Nov. 20, 1953, and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past November. Bill served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his service, he attended Cal Poly Pomona and UC Berkeley, graduating 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in soil science. By this time, Bill and Lois had three children — Teena, Sharie and Billy.

Bill was a staff research associate in the land, air and water resources department at UC Davis for 30 years. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 30 years, first at UC Davis and then for the city of Davis. He served as chair of the UC Davis Staff Assembly and the University of California Staff Assembly during his career at UCD.

Bill and Lois retired in 1991. They served for 10 years in the American Red Cross. Bill was a member of Post 77 of the American Legion and the Fly Fishers of Davis. He also served on the Davis Grievance Appeal Board, Human Relations Commission, the Visual Blight Appeals Board and the Yolo County Grand Jury. Bill’s family attended the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. After retirement, Bill and Lois traveled to Europe several times.

Bill has seven grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson and two great-granddaughters. Every year on Christmas Eve, the grandchildren eagerly anticipated the arrival of Santa Claus. Bill volunteered as Santa Claus at the Davis Farmers Market and other venues. He loved to camp, hunt and fish and took his grandkids to the Antioch pier at every opportunity when the kids were little. Their favorite camping and fishing grounds were Wood’s Lake, Silver Lake, Caple’s Lake and Pipi Valley Campground as well as the American River, Sacramento River and Yuba River.

Bill is survived by his wife, Lois; his daughters, Teena and husband Brad Topoian, and Sharon and husband Joe Chmura; his son, William Allardice and wife Sophie; his twin brother John Allardice and wife Sera; and his sister, Dororthy Schmelzel. He also is survived by his grandkids, Guillaume Allardice and wife Melody and children, William and Liliane, Etienne Allardice, Philippe Allardice and wife Abby, Benjamin Allardice, David Chmura and wife Stacey, Joseph Chmura, Dan Chmura and wife Shauna and children, Payton and the precious one on the way, Alisha Chmura and many nieces and nephews. A private memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church.

We will all miss our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather tremendously!

Special to The Enterprise

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

Davis wins USA Today Best Cycling Town honor

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

 
Benefit set to help local bike legend

By Adrian Glass-Moore | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Jury deliberates murder, elder-abuse charges

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

 
State’s health care sign-ups beat projections

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 1 Comment

For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
California residents divided on drought solution

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A2

 
For the record

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A2

Three killed in attack on Ukrainian base

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Downtown post office set to reopen

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B3

Run or walk to prevent child abuse in Yolo County

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Nominations sought for charity paint giveaway

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

 
Scholar will discuss human trafficking in Friday talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Per Capita Davis: Now, for some good news

By John Mott-Smith | From Page: A4

 
Birch Lane hosts 50th anniversary party

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Hannah Stein reads poetry at gallery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Davis Food Co-op to offer free bags on Earth Day

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Get in the picture with school board candidate

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
KDVS hosts on-air fundraiser April 21-27

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Tickets on sale for Pence Garden Tour

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Fundraiser planned for Allen’s campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4, 3 Comments

Food Co-op board plans open house

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Davis Downtown hosts candidate forum

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A4

Learn more about Google Glass at talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Barbecue celebrates winter shelter program

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

Sign of things to come

By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A8

 
Davis Soroptimists celebrate 60 years

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

.

Forum

Fancy meeting you here …

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

 
Don’t miss a Trokanski dance

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Frank Bruni: The oldest hatred, forever young

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A6, 4 Comments

 
Expert: Free parking is a myth

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

Have they really learned?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
A great community effort

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

Public Health Heroes honored

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

.

Sports

Huge inning propels Pleasant Grove past DHS

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Giants edge Dodgers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Foster steps down as Lady Blue Devil basketball coach

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
River Cats’ streak reaches six wins

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Landry evolves into UCD women’s lacrosse leader

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Youth roundup: Martinez, Chan come up big at gymnastics regional

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Kings drop season finale to Suns

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Angels get past A’s in extras

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

Wineaux: Good deals off the beaten path

By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A7

 
Rockabilly phenom to play at The Palms

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

HellaCappella showcases a cappella singing

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
‘One’ singular sensation to open at DMTC

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

25th annual state clay competition exhibit at The Artery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Tapan Munroe

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6