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WILLARD TRAVIS

FORT WAYNE, Nebraska

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I am so sorry to hear of Will's passing. I had recently been thinking of him. My daughter is graduating from high school this year, and I am worried she has a poor foundation in writing despite having taken all honors courses. I had been thinking about the excellent foundation I got at Heritage HS with Will as my teacher. He was also my mentor when I was working on the school newspaper and the Lantern (yearbook). I am so grateful for the opportunity to have known him and to have learned from...

Rosemary and Will, Texas 1984

Rosemary,
I just now read your email about Will, and I am in shock and so sorry to hear of his passing. I know what you are going through, and Eric and I send our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to you. I know how special a person Will was and what he meant to you. May your happy memories of him and your life together sustain you.

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Rose, I am sorry for your loss. I only met Will twice. Once when I brought you some banana bread and then at a neighborhood association meeting. Know that he is with our Lord and not in pain. God bless you in this time of great loss. Diana Eller

"Mr Travis" helped immensely with polishing my rudimentary writing skills into something artistic and coherent. I had a great time on both the downPat and Lantern staffs in my senior year (80-81)at Heritage.

One memorable event was the journalism workshop at Ball Sate, which a fellow staffer and I attended - that still gets talked about today! :-)

My condolences to Will's family and friends; I am sorry for your loss.

"Mr Travis" helped immensely with polishing my rudimentary writing skills into something artistic and coherent. I had a great time on both the downPat and Lantern staffs in my senior year. One highlight was the writing weekend that our yearbook staff spent at the now defunct Harley Hotel; another the week long journalism workshop I attended at Ball State during the summer of 1980. That gets talked about even today! :-)

My condolences to his family and friends.

I fondly remember Mr Travis as my English teacher and drama coach at Heritage High School. He was a very passionate and creative man. Being in the school plays are some of my best memories of high school. Thank you Mr Travis.
Mary Anne (Davis) Rogers class of 1980

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WILLARD "WILL" TRAVIS, 72, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Will graduated from New Haven High School, and then went on to earn his bachelors in English and speech from Indiana University, and his masters in theatre from the University...

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