Ernest "Frank" Travis, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 2, 2013.
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A service of tribute and love will be in First Church of God at
2 p.m. Thursday. Private cremation and inurnment will be held at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens.
Frank was born on May 2, 1929, in Idabel, Okla., to Lee and Beulah Travis. He was the sixth of seven children. After attending school there, his family moved to the Medford area.
In 1946, Frank entered the U.S. Navy in Klamath Falls and was honorably discharged in 1948. In 1950, he met Bonnie Tuttle and they were married on Oct. 5, 1951, in Reno, Nev. After working as a truck driver for a few years, he went to work at Weyerhaeuser Lumber Co. as a millwright in 1956. He retired from Weyco in 1991 after 35 years of service. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2006.
Frank was a member of First Church of God, where he served on the board, and Miss Muffett's Day Care board. He was also active as an usher and participated with the senior group, including cooking for them after Bonnie died.
He enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening, especially vegetables, and riding his bike everyday to Olene.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Randy and Angel Travis of Klamath Falls; daughter and son-in-law Mariann and Don Jones of Klamath Falls; grandson and his wife Joshua and Jennifer Travis of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughter and her husband Stacey and Alan Garrett of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandson Travis Bowman of Klamath Falls; great-grandchildren Callie and Carter J. Travis of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sister Florence Keffer of Redding, Calif.
Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News on Feb. 6, 2013