08/08/1957 - 06/20/2024

Steven James Davis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 20, 2024, in Gilbert, AZ, at the age of 66. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Steve held a special place in the lives and hearts of all who knew him.

Steve’s journey began at St Francis High School and continued at UW-Platteville, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. In 2016, Steve and his family relocated to Arizona, where he finished out his 40-year career with State Farm Insurance.  His dedication and commitment were evident throughout, a testament to his strong work ethic.  Following his retirement in 2019, he pursued his passion for golf, working at Viewpoint Golf Resort and then as a Starter/Ranger at Camelback Golf Club. Steve’s kindness and generosity, which left an indelible mark on all, were the cornerstones of his character, earning him a wealth of friendships over his lifetime.  He always believed in the intrinsic good of people and always saw the best in everyone.

Steve’s devotion to his family was unwavering.  In 1989, he married the love of his life, and together, they navigated the joys and challenges of life, raising their children and finding laughter along the way. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cece; daughter, Sarah (Dave) Anderson; sons, Sean Davis and Connor Davis (Amanda Wuorio); grandchildren, Davis, Vivian, and Evelynn; his mother, Joan Davis; siblings, Dan (Jenn) Davis, Jean (Mike) Burns, and Mary (Mark) Brault. He was preceded in death by his father, James, and sister, Linda.

An avid golfer and a fiercely loyal Green Bay Packer fan, Steve spent many joyful hours either on the course or cheering his team to victory. His kind, generous nature and dedication to his family and friends will be fondly remembered and sorely missed. We take comfort in knowing that his legacy lives on in the lessons he taught us, the love he shared, and the memories we will cherish forever.

A Celebration of Life will be announced later. Please consider donations in Steve’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for ongoing cancer research (https://pancan.org) or to the remembrance of your choice. Gilbert Memorial Park & Cemetery in Gilbert, AZ, is assisting the family during this time.


  • Sending sincere condolences to the Davis family. I had the pleasure of being Steve’s basketball teammate at Sacred Heart Grade in 7th and 8th grade. We also played baseball together in the summer. Great memories of pickup games of strikeout in the back of Sacred Heart. We use to watch Packers games at his house. Prayers for all.

  • Heartfelt condolences to Cece, Sarah, Sean, Connor and the entire Davis family. Steve was a special person and his friendship has left an indelible spot in my heart. RIP buddy. Loved you!

  • Michael Tompsett

    I always heard wonderful things about Steven and hiw he was a strong friend and coworker to my wife Lisa. I am sorry the world has lost another good man when we are in need of them. May his life be an inspiration to all those who follow.

  • Ken & Sarah Calteux

    Dear Cece, and Family,
    God blessed us all by having Steve in our lives! Fondest memories with deepest sympathies.
    Your Friends,
    With all of our Love,
    Sarah and Ken

  • Jacquie Weinhold

    To the Davis family
    My sincere sympathy for your loss.
    Sacred Heart had many of us attending creating memories that have lasted a lifetime. Prayers for the family. Jacquie Calteux Weinhold

  • Shawn Chilson

    The Mob rules! RIP Steve.

  • Very sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time

  • A great boss at work and a friend forever. Our golf games and social events stay memorable. Larry Jacobs

  • Steve was a wonderful co-worker and an even better person. Though I worked in Minnesota, I had the opportunity to work with Steve for many years as our paths crossed frequently. He always had that sparkle in his eye and was always the first to volunteer and assist others. Plus he was a true Packer fan so we always had that in common.

    Though this is a difficult time for you and your family, know Steve was one of the most gracious and positive individuals I have ever known.

    My sincere condolences to your family and you. He will be missed.

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