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Guest, David Timothy "Tim"

David Timothy (Tim) Guest
October 8, 1955-August 3, 2012
Resident of Santa Cruz
Tim Guest, 56, passed away on August 3, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Merced, CA to parents Don and Doreen Guest. Tim graduated from Atwater High School in 1973. After living briefly in Southern California, he settled in Santa Cruz where he remained a lifelong resident.

He is predeceased by his father, and is survived by his wife of 18 years Karen Deane Guest, and sons Nicholas and Jacob of Santa Cruz, CA; mother Doreen Guest Riggle, of Atwater CA; brothers Steve (Susan) of Concord, CA and Michael (John Kaspar) of Windsor, CT; sister Debi Guest-Bray of Madera, CA; and nieces and nephews, Shaun and Stephanie Guest, Marissa (Jay) Bray-Pestelli, and Clint Bray.
Tim's career in the title industry spanned 36 years, beginning in Madera County while learning the trade from his father. In 1977 he joined First American Title in Santa Ana as a title examiner before advancing in various title and escrow positions with other companies in Santa Cruz County. In 1991 Tim rejoined First American as Branch Manager at the Capitola office until 2000 when he was named to his most recent position of Vice President and County Manager.
An avid outdoorsman, Tim was known for his love of catch and release fishing, a passion he shared with his brother Steve. Tim vacationed annually in Idaho and Tennessee to fly fish, making many lifelong friends along the way. He loved Idaho's rustic Henry's Fork area, becoming a lifelong supporter, and purchased property nearby to build a family vacation home.
Tim loved spending time with his family at their cabin near Dodge Ridge where they fished, skied, and snowboarded together. He also enjoyed running, biking, and taking walks on the beach with his wife Karen.
Much of Tim's time was spent enthusiastically supporting sons Nick's and Jake's sporting activities. Ardent fans of the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and San Jose Sharks, Tim and his family loved attending games.
Tim's strong sense of family extended to his many friends, co-workers and clients. With his fun-loving spirit and robust sense of humor, Tim developed friendships with people of all generations and backgrounds. He was known as a "compassionate kidder," adept at getting his point across with humor.
A public memorial will be held in the fall. Memorial donations may be made to "The Nick and Jake Guest Educational Fund," c/o Debra Guest-Bray, Citizens Business Bank, 2001 Howard Road #101, Madera, CA 93637, or to The Henry's Fork Foundation (