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6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619)583-9511
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Karla Davis

Karla Karen Davis

Monday, July 5th, 1954 - Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Karla K. Davis
July 5, 1954 – July 29, 2019

Karla passed away on July 29th at her home in San Diego, CA with her cherished dog Max by her side.

Karla was born in Calexico CA to Carl N. and Amada Davis of El Centro California. Karla attended Harding Elementary School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, and Central Union High School (class of 1972). During her life, Karla lived in El Centro CA, Boston MA, Brawley CA, and San Diego CA.

Karla gravitated to the field of law at a young age, starting employment with the Imperial County Court system as a legal secretary. In 1994 Karla graduated with a Juris Doctorate and proceeded to practice law for the California State Attorney General’s Office in San Diego. Karla also practiced law for the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office. At the time of her death, Karla was a prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office in San Diego.

Karla will be remembered fondly for her love of travel, entertaining friends, distinctive penmanship, her bright smile, impeccable dressing, and adoring her nieces and pups.

Karla was proceeded in death by her father, Carl N. Davis, and niece Stephanie Dato. She is survived and will be missed by her mother Amada Davis of El Centro, sister Marie Amada (Bill) Dato of Bermuda Dunes CA, niece Nikki (Kevin) Kenagy, great-nieces Natalie & Cami Kenagy of Brawley CA. Karla is also survived by great-aunts Espie Acuña and Connie Rodriguez of Calexico CA, numerous cousins, many life-long friends, and her beloved dog Max.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Westin San Diego (400 W. Broadway), Emerald Plaza, Emerald Ballroom on August 16, 2019 at 4pm. An additional Celebration of Life will be held at the Stockmen’s Club in Brawley CA on September 14, 2019 at 11am.
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Sandi dale

Posted at 09:45am
I met Karla on the telephone. She was in charge of the Imperial County court calendar and we had the occasion to talk frequently. After about 3 years, one day she walked into my office and said “Hi, I’m Karla and I’ve moved to San Diego “. And that was the start of our friendship. We had many good times and worked through hard times school, divorce, aging parents and family deaths. When I moved far away, we still remained close. Karla visited me many times and eventually I started spending winters with her.

We used to joke that we were probably the only people in the world who didn’t begrudge paying back our school loans....after all that’s how we got to where we were. She loved her job and she saw those she prosecuted as people, not just defendants. She worried about them and tried with all her might to be fair and compassionate.

Karla was very excited about her upcoming retirement next summer. She saw her future as being involved with animals....she wanted to get Max certified as a therapy dog. She wanted to travel and see the country and spend some summer months with me in Italy.

She is gone far to soon and will be immensely missed. Rest In Peace, dear Karla....and don’t worry about Max...he is with his beloved Aunt Stacey and best friend, Sansa.
Ciao, my friend.


russell babcock

Posted at 11:06pm
Karla was a class act, one of the fairest prosecutors I have known. She opposed me in three cases recently and was always very fair and compassionate with my clients. I was surprised to learn her age. She was so energetic, beautiful, and vibrant. I wish the best to all of her close friends and family. I am sure it must be tough right now. But she left a legacy here in the legal community and helped return several of my clients to a good path their life. She will not be forgotten.

Russell Babcock

Beverly Barrett

Posted at 01:49pm
My deepest condolences to Karla's family. I worked with her in Imperial County, she was a vibrant, beautiful woman and an excellent attorney too. We remained in contact when she came to San Diego via text, calls and Facebook. She loved her place in SD and really had a zest for life. Her smile and her laughter were contagious. She is gone way too soon. Beverly Barrett

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