Davis Escola
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November 17, 1994 ~ March 7, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Davis Escola announces his passing, on March 7, 2018, at the age of 23.

Davis was born on November 17, 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Chris and Maria Escola. He attended Crossroads Elementary School and spent an adventurous childhood scaling trees and wading through Midwest creeks with his sisters Hallie and Casey. After moving to Washington in the 5th grade, Davis was a student at Hockinson Elementary, Middle, and High School. There he excelled as an athlete, both in baseball and soccer. Davis taught himself to play the guitar at 13 and pursued music as his great passion. He had a remarkable intuitive talent and learned to play multiple instruments, often mastering a song within minutes of hearing it. He performed at many events and locations, usually with his band of best friends. Davis was an avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman. He and his parents spent many hours on rivers and lakes across the country, and Davis was always seeking that next great adventure.

Davis graduated from high school in 2012 and began classes at Clark Community College. He was currently living in Sacramento, California near family.

Davis will be forever remembered by his family: his parents Chris and Maria, his sisters Casey and Hallie, his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a community of loving friends. Davis made an impression on everyone he met, with his easy smile, generosity of spirit, and genuine love of the people around him. He was truly one of the best of us.

A celebration of Davis's life will be held at his family's home on Tuesday, March 27 from 5-8p.m.

Those who wish to do so may make donations in Davis's memory to Trout Unlimited, to help preserve the vast wide wilderness which Davis loved so well.
Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 16, 2018.
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April 1, 2018
We are so sad to hear this news. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Pete and Cathy Mendoza
March 26, 2018
We are very blessed to have known Davis for many years and know he was a fantastic human being with many talents and wonderful qualities. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to his amazing family.
The Swindell Family
March 24, 2018
My heart breaks for a life ended too soon. I am grateful that my daughter, Meighan Mertlik, had Davis as a friend and room-mate. He was such a kind soul. He will leave a huge hole in the hearts of all those who were blessed with knowing him. I know their "fox den" will never be the same. I will cherish the facetime calls and his infectious smile. Love to all of Davis' family!! Rest in peace!!
Jennifer Martin
March 23, 2018
I knew Davis as a friend from Nugget markets here in Davis, California. He was an amazing human with a smile that could attract millions. He was such a special person to me. I didn't know him for very long or very well, but we connected through our love for music. He was exceptionally talented and humble. His sense of humor could be appreciated by everyone and his genuinly kind heart was famous. My condolences and love pours out to the Davis family, my deepest sympathies are with you
Sydnie Whedbee
March 18, 2018
Lynn and I had the opportunity to watch Davis grown up from a teenager into a positive and hard working young man. We are fortunate to be neighbors to this wonderful family. In his honor we have made a donation to Trout Unlimited so others may have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Northwest that Davis so loved.
Robert Richardson
March 17, 2018
I knew Davis as a friend throughout middle and high school. I played soccer with Davis on the Hockinson High School team, and some of my fondest memories from that experience are of long bus rides to away games with Davis's vibrant personality and willingness to involve everyone around him in a joke. I knew him as a bright young man and a talented musician, but most importantly as a kind and compassionate person. I was deeply saddened to hear that Davis had passed away, but I am confident that he will not soon be forgotten, neither by his family nor by the scores of fortunate Hockinson students who had the opportunity to know him.
March 17, 2018
We knew Davis as a young boy playing baseball with our son....he was always happy, helpful and adventurous! He will be missed!
Shelburne Family
March 16, 2018
I knew Davis mainly through the Hockinson swim team. Looking back, I can't remember a single frown or unpleasant moment with him. He was a positive & hard-working person. I'm glad I was able to know him.
Reed Calkins
March 16, 2018
Davis will be missed by many. His boyish grin and joyous spirit were so refreshing. I am blessed to have known him and his family.
Brett Phillips
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