The Woodward News

September 28, 2012


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. —

BERNIE ROY TRAVIS Taken from Earth to Heaven the same way he lived his life, nice and easy. Bernie Roy Travis passed away peacefully the evening of July 26, 2012 while comfortably surrounded by those he loved, in his Apple Valley home of 30 years. Bernie succumbed to the after effects of a well fought battle with cancer. Bernie and his loving devoted wife of 59 years and their children moved to the High Desert in 1956. A master carpenter in the art of finish carpentry; a kind and gentle man whose craftsmanship can be found in thousands of homes across the High Desert of Southern California. He was loved and cherished by all those who came to know him.

A veteran of the United States Army. Born to James Ellsworth Travis and Edith Irene (Clark) Travis, August 3rd, 1933 in Follett , Texas. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Hazel May Travis, with whom her married March 28, 1953, and by his three sons, Jim (Wendi) Travis of Corona, CA,; Ron (Doris) Travis of Lexington, OK.; Jeff (Kim) Travis of Las Vegas, NV. Survived as well by his sisters Peggy (Bob) Howard of Pampa, TX., Diane (Brad) Dalton of Alanreed, TX., Mary (Gil) Perkins of Gate, OK. Sister-in-law Judy Travis of Shattuck, OK., Delsa Travis of Byers, CO., Oleta Lemmons of Laverne, OK., and 2 brothers-in-laws Gary Lemmons of Laverne, OK. and Jim K. Simmons of Athens TX.; plus 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his daughter Connie Lee (Travis) Jones, his mother and father James and Edith Travis, his brothers Bill Travis, Russ Travis, his sisters, Genie (Travis) Crane, Sister-in-law Doris Simmons and a grandson Dustyn Ratliff.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 a lunch will be served at 12 noon at the Clearlake Community Center. The service will be at 2 p.m. at Clearlake Fairview Cemetery in Beaver County, OK. Don Travis officiating.