Travis Justin Owen
March 24, 1970
February 4, 2013
Travis Justin Owen, "Uncle T," passed away suddenly at his home on February 4, 2013. He was 42 years old. Travis was born on March 24, 1970 in Reno, Nevada. He graduated from Churchill County High School in 1988. Travis loved riding horses and won the State High School Rodeo Championship in Cutting both his Junior and Senior year. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in Horticulture. He was chosen from thousands of applicants to work on California Disneyland's beautiful landscaping. He then worked for the MGM in Las Vegas in the horticulture department. He moved back to Reno in 2004 and purchased Reno Green Landscaping with his brother, Scott. Travis was extremely creative and his artistic touch can be seen in many properties throughout northern Nevada and California. In 2000, Travis became an Uncle. His greatest joy in life was his two nieces. They named him Uncle T and that is how he was known by most people. His nieces adored their uncle and loved going camping, skiing, seeing the movies or just hanging out with him. They will always remember his holiday scavenger hunts. Travis had an amazing smile and anyone that met him instantly liked him. His sense of humor and quick wit were only outmatched by his kind heart. Travis loved unconditionally and he was loved by many. Travis is survived by his grandmother Kay Gottschalk; mother Joanne Owen; father Gary Owen (Mary Kay); brother Scott Owen (Carrie); and nieces Mason and McKenna Owen.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Celiac Disease research at the Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
Memorial services will be at Ross, Burke and Knobel (2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno) on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. For more information, visit waltonsfuneralhomes.com.
Ross, Burke & Knobel, Reno
2155 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2013