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Melinda Sue (Wojciechowski) Travis


1959 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Melinda Sue (Wojciechowski) Travis Obituary
Melinda Sue Wojciechowski came into this world, May 29, 1959 in Hollywood, CA born to Max & Joyce Wojciechowski, joining big brother Roger. When Melinda was about 1 year old her father passed away. After her father's death, the family relocated back to Indiana where little brother Max joined the family. Melinda's mother remarried, and over the next few years three little brothers, Tim, Kevin and Shawn became a part of the family, and for a short time they lived in Florida.
When Melinda was nine years old, the family moved to Denver, Colorado where Melinda attended Sheridan High School. Melinda was involved with the track team in long distance running and was a very accomplished runner. Melinda's first cars was a Camaro. After high school Melinda joined the Army where she was enlisted for approximately three years. Melinda's mother and her husband had relocated to Hillrose and this brought Melinda to Akron, Colorado where in late 1986, Melinda met the love of her life, Al Travis, and they were together for 26 years. Over the years Melinda drove a truck at harvest, worked at the bakery at Odell's, and helped harvest sod. Al and Melinda were married at Bethel Union Church, October 13, 1989 and made their home together Southeast of Akron, Colorado where they lived until her passing.
In 1995 Robert Shawn Travis joined the family, and things have never been the same since. Shawn brought much joy to the Travis family. Melinda loved sports. She especially loved watching her Denver Broncos and the Olympics. Thirteen years ago Melinda was diagnosed with chronic lung problems and has suffered since then from the effects of this disease. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Melinda was air lifted to North Colorado Medical Center and passed from this life Friday, February 14, 2014.
Melinda is survived by her husband, Al Travis and son Robert Shawn of Akron, Colorado, step-son Michael Travis of Juneau, Alaska, step-daughter Jennifer Herrera of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; grandchildren Skyler Rae Ann, Ashton Pierce, Taylor Jade, and Jordana Rose, all of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; brothers Max Wojciechowski and Monica of Brush, Colorado, Roger Wojciechowski of Denver, Colorado, Tim Smith and Sandy of Leo, Indiana, Kevin Smith of Akron, Colorado, and Shawn Smith of Denver, Colorado. Other survivors include sister-in-laws Zelda Emmert and Kevin of Dallas, Oregon, Donna Brown and Nathaniel of Economy, Indiana, Colleen Johnson and Rocky of Anton, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce and step-father Stan Webb and father Max Wojciechowski.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Feb. 26, 2014
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