William John Demsher

March 21, 1935July 22, 2018

William Demsher, 83, passed away on July 22,2018 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born to William Demsher and Cecelia Downey on March 21, 1935 in Butte, Montana. He graduated from Butte Central High School. He entered the U.S. Army in 1957 and served 2 years with the Army Signal Corps. After his marriage to childhood sweetheart, Susan Stevenson in 1959, he attended Woodbury College in Los Angeles, CA, and graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Business Management in 1961. Bill worked 40 years in the Savings and Loan Industry, from Asst. Treasurer to Vice President, and then to branch manager at the end of his career. He was an avid spectator sports fan, especially Notre Dame and UCLA. A Notre Dame hat accompanied him to Heaven. He already has the Saturday football games for this Fall entered in the family desk calendar. In 2006, he and his three sons traveled to South Bend, Indiana for a Notre Dame game with UCLA. It was a highlight of his life, especially since he shared it with his sons. He was active in Atascadero Kiwanis for many years, and served as President. He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Atascadero, sons, Steven, Daniel, and Thomas, all of Southern California, and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and his sister, Rosemary Morrissey of Allen, Texas. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on August 18, 2018, at St. William's Catholic Church at 1 p.m. with a reception following. Susan will care for his ashes lovingly till she can join him. Memorial donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County, California, in honor of grandson, Connor Demsher.

1801 E. Edinger Ave. Suite 135

Santa Ana, CA 92705


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 18, 2018

William John Demsher

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