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TRAVIS VICTOR ALEXANDER July 28, 1977 ~ June 4, 2008 Travis was born on July 28th, 1977 in Riverside, CA and passed away on June 4th, 2008 in Mesa, Arizona. Travis lived each day as if it were his last, with many accomplishments, dreams, travels, and successes. He was an amazing individual who sought out to save the world with his positive influence, his motivational speaking and his writing. He was well on his way to making all his dreams a reality. Travis has touched so many lives and will continue in our hearts forever and always. We can never express the unbearable pain from this tragedy. We love him so much, and cherished every precious moment with him. We will miss his smile, the way he made us laugh and everything about him! Travis is survived by brothers and sisters, Gary Alexander, Greg Alexander, Tanisha Alexander, Samantha Alexander, Hillary Wixcox, Steven Alexander, and Allie Tilghman; grandmother, Norma Sarvey; dog, Napolean and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Please honor Travis's life with us. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, located at 8860 44th St. in Riverside, CA. 92509. Family services start at 9:00 a.m. with the Funeral service starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21st. Burial to follow at Olivewood Memorial Park. Under the direction of: RUBIDOUX MORTUARY (951) 683-2215

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Published in The Press-Enterprise from Jun. 17 to Jun. 18, 2008.
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October 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Pamela Mitchell
August 16, 2020
To Travis' Family & Friends, I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Travis didn't deserve what happened to him. I'm so heartbroken for all of you, my Heart feels so heavy as he was taken from this Earth far too soon†. May you all find Peace, Love, Strength, & Comfort in knowing that Travis is an Angel in Heaven watching over all of you. He wants all of you to feel his presence. I wish I had the opportunity to meet him, as he looked to be such an Amazing person who continues to inspire people with his Heart ❤, his Soul, & his Love for Life. He lived his Life with such Passion and Love. I will Always remember you Travis. You will Never be Forgotten. May God Bless your Soul. Rest in Peace Travis†. With my Deepest Condolences. With Love ❤, Carol R.
Carol R.
July 11, 2020
R.I.L. dear Travis - you will never be forgotten - you've inspired me and so many others to become a better person. May God bless and hold your friends and family in his arms always. Xoxo
July 11, 2020
R.I.L. dear Travis - you will never be forgotten - you've inspired me and so many others to become a better person. May God bless and hold your family in his arms always. Xoxo
July 11, 2020
R.I.L. dear Travis - you will never be forgotten - you've inspired me and so many others to become a better person. May God bless and hold your family in his arms always. Xoxo
July 11, 2020
... Just purchased "Our friend Travis" - this book is amazing - thank you Sky & Chris Hughes for sharing your memories. I feel like i "know" you and Travis. What an amazing person who was taken too early. May he rest in love (RIL) and i apologize if this was not an appropiate place to post this, but i felt the need to share. He's inspired me - through your words -to become a better person. May God bless you and yours. Thank you again xoxo
July 11, 2020
... Just purchased "Our friend Travis" - this book is amazing - thank you Sky & Chris Hughes for sharing your memories. I feel like i "know" you and Travis. What an amazing person who was taken too early. May he rest in love (RIL) and i apologize if this was not an appropiate place to post this, but i felt the need to share. He's inspired me - through your words -to become a better person. May God bless you and yours. Thank you again xoxo
June 26, 2020
Never forgotten always remembered with peace and love
Julie UK
June 25, 2020
You left this world in a tragic way. My heart still hurts for you and your family after all these years. You touched so many people in ways you couldnt even imagine. I hope youre resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord.
June 25, 2020
od Bless you and your family. You made a difference in this world and even after all these years you are not forgotten.
Caprice l LePante
June 24, 2020
I hope you are resting in peace Travis. You did not deserve what happened to you. Sending many blessings to your family ...I am very sorry for your loss.
March 27, 2020
To Travis Rip
Yvonne Ferguson
March 26, 2020
Travis, even after all these years we still think of you. Sending my love to all your loved ones.
March 21, 2020
Bless Your Heart
You deserved so much better. I hope you have found peace.
Denise Ortega
February 19, 2020
Finally l was able to visit your resting place. I feel like if I knew you Travis Alexander. I continue to PRAY for your spirit and your family. Rest in Paridice.
Cynthia Sotelo
February 16, 2020
Still thinking of you. You are not forgotten.
February 15, 2020
You Will Never Ever be FORGOTTEN ,What A Awesome Human Being you were TA.
January 29, 2020
God Bless you, Travis. May your encouragement continue in your honor forever.
Jen Wetherill
January 26, 2020
R.I.P Travis I watched your trial you have a wonderful family, God bless you and your family.
j m
January 19, 2020
Think of Travis often and wish there was a better justice for him. Gone too soon. R.I.P.
January 18, 2020
I think about Travis all the time iam still angry about what happened iam so sorry
Beth Morden
January 17, 2020
RIP Travis
Janette Hayes
August 28, 2019
Still remembering you Travis. You will never be forgotten. And to Travis's precious family..Prayers for all of you. Travis is always with you all <3
Carmen Van Horn
August 27, 2019
Just wanting you to know (and your family to know) that even still you are reaching people's hearts. I still get alerts every time someone leaves a message here. Take solace in how much you have touched people. ♥It was such a long time ago but it seems like yesterday.
I hope that your family and your very best friends iare finding peace. We need more people in the world like you. But your spirit, your heart, your generosity and your words will live. I have faith that your family will see you once again in God's Kingdom.
August 26, 2019
Godbless you always Travis SIP
JeanMarie Simmons
August 25, 2019
RIP Travis
Carrie Groth
August 11, 2019
RIP Travis
August 10, 2019
j m
August 10, 2019
I still think about you# You r my third cousin . I'm Patsy Moore daughter and J.W. Alexander granddaughter. I wish we had know each other love ya forever. Tina
Tina Parssinen
August 9, 2019
Travis: you are gone but still living on in our hearts. you are not forgotten.
August 9, 2019
still thinking about you all my prayers go out to you. rip
August 9, 2019
Andrea Giammusso
August 8, 2019
Travis... I never knew you in life, I never even heard of you until the events of 2013. I dont know how, but you have made such a huge impact on my life, and Ive almost felt like I did know you, or a part of you. Your spirit, energy, personality, strength, generosity, kindness makes you larger than life, larger than what happened to you. The faith that you built your life on carries your essence on today, continuing to reach people who hear about you and feel blessed the same way as I do. I hope you are resting in peace. I hope you know that your character and integrity were not and never could be diminished in any way by anyone. You were a bright light in the world, and you still shine brightly today.
December 24, 2018
Travis you have been called home to our Heavenly Father who knows you and needed a special angel like you. Our selfishness said it's to early but there's a special plan for you. R.I.P See you on the other side
Krista Johnson
November 5, 2018
i wish i could send money for flowers or anything but iam a very poor person.So all i can send is my prayers.God BLESS TRAVIS AND HIS FAMILY
Beth Morden
November 3, 2018
still thinking about you Travis
j M
November 2, 2018
will never forget you. think of you often over the years.
October 31, 2018
10 years man.

I'm so sorry your ending was so cruel. You're loved and missed by so many!
Mariah S
July 20, 2018
Still thinking about you all these years later. Sending love to the Alexander family. xo
Krysten R
July 19, 2018
You did not deserve what you got in the end, but you are doing fine now I know! You were a fine human being!
Carole j. Amodeo
July 18, 2018
Travis you are on my mind often and I somehow can't get you out of my head. I wish so much that I could of gotten to know you. You seemed like such a beautiful soul and light on this earth but god chose to take your bright light to heaven. Thru your story you have guided so many and myself included. You should be so proud of your untarnished legacy. RIP
June 27, 2018
RIP Travis.I didn't have the pleasure of knowing you but I can tell through your family and friends that you were a fun,life loving guy.Fly High!
June 5, 2018
RIP Travis. You will NEVER be forgotten. I wish we could have met. You inspire so many people
June 4, 2018
Travis it's been 10 years since your passing.
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Travis' family and his friends.
June 2, 2018
Remembering your great love story today and always.
June 1, 2018
God bless you travis alexander
mandy chalk
March 10, 2018
Think of you often. You will always remain in our hearts. R.I.P. Travis
March 9, 2018
Brandie Marshall
March 8, 2018
R.i.p travis god bless you
mandy chalk
March 8, 2018
I have written here a few times and get notifications when messages are left...what I find inspiring and heartfelt is all the people who have let Travis Alexander inspire them, help them and humble them. This should make everyone in his family have some sort of comfort. Travis was bigger than this world and as a child of God he can still bring hope to a broken world. God Bless this family.
March 7, 2018
I wanted to say how truly sorry I am for you losing Travis. I did not know him personally but I feel like I do due to the coverage and watching the trial. My heart breaks for the Alexander family. I was crying right alongside you. I pray that you have found some comfort in the past 10 years since it happened. I'll always keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. Love from South Carolina.
Belinda Stewart
February 14, 2018
I wanted to tell you guys that watching Travis's videos and reading his writing got me through 3 days of opiate withdrawal (the mental aspect, fear and anxiety). I had been a good mom and hard worker until I ran into bad influences and made bad choices .
I don't know what it was but after 2 years of using opiates , I found Travis's videos and felt like the choice to be positive and change was up to me and that it wasn't impossible to go through the pain because I had some positivity coming ... my only positivity during the first hardest days . It's been a few weeks but within that time I managed to start the road to being the kind of person Travis was trying to be himself .
His story has affected lives and real people for the better . I feel like I asked for his help in spirit and the strength I needed came to me through his message (speeches) and writings .
Lisa M
January 21, 2018
To the Alexander family. I didn't know Travis personally but I followed his case. My heart goes out to your family. I pray you all find peace.
January 16, 2018
i think about all of the time and also your wonderful family god bless them and i pray you rest in piece.
January 15, 2018
Hi Travis. I was just thinking about you. RIP my friend. You are certainly missed by many
Charlene Peek
January 14, 2018
What a senseless loss of life. Rest in peace, Travis.
December 9, 2017
Thinking of you during the Christmas holidays. R.I.P. You are not forgotten.
December 9, 2017
Thinking of you dear Travis and remembering you during the Christmas holiday. R.I.P. You are not forgotten.
December 8, 2017
It has been years now, but I still think of Travis often, and feel like I almost knew him. I know it's crazy but I felt like we would have been friends - but I guess that's the effect he had on everyone!

I am saddened that the goodness he was bringing to this world was cut short, and we'll never know how far he could have gone.

But, I know that I always keep in mind his spirit of service and paying it forward whenever possible and try to follow the example he set while he was here.

I'm not a religious person, but I pray that the universe blesses your entire family with all the goodness that it can bring.

I don't think I will ever forget Travis and his message of doing good and helping those who need it most.
Christy Hurst
December 7, 2017
God bless you and your family... I have followed this story for years and my heart aches for the pain you suffer. May God hold you all in his embrace always...
Helena Edwards
October 30, 2017

My heart is heavy when I think of you. You're a shining light on this earth. I hope I get to spend time with you in the next life. You're amazing Travis. You're a wonderful example of the goodness in humanity.

I love you Travis,
CJ North
September 20, 2017
Travis and family of Travis Alexander,

A vibrant life gone too soon. Love to you and your friends and family.
Elaine Ream Cistulli
August 10, 2017
Beth Morden
August 7, 2017
I know this is very late in it's coming to the family of Travis Alexander. Please note that I just found this site, but you have my deepest condolences about your dear sweet brother. I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain you were feeling having lost family members myself (mother and father both gone), but not in the manner of which you lost yours. I wish I had had the opportunity to meet your brother when he visited Nauvoo I would've loved to have met him. I feel I have gotten to know Travis quite a bit because of your family and the love you have for him. He was a great man and in my eyes is still a great man. I'm just so sorry he didn't have the opportunity to see how far he could go in his life. But with everyone on here and online, his memory will never fade.

I know this is off topic (no offence intended here) but I make bears, really cute bears and if you would contact me I'd love to present you with a Travis Bear. I know it's not much, but its my way of letting you know how much so many people cared about your brother. I being one of them.

Again, my deepest condolences for you loss. May he always rest in peace and may you find joy once again.

Thank God for Justice

Contact me at:
H M Bright
July 16, 2017
July 13, 2017
Ongoing Thoughts and prayers.
A tragedy never forgotten.
Nancy Kerz
July 12, 2017
To the Alexander Family,

I drive by the cemetery where Travis was laid to rest a lot. I always look and say a prayer for him and the wonderful brother/friend he was. This case was draining, painful, hurtful unacceptable, hard to fathom.
I remember seeing the pain and frustration in your family and wondered, how will they survive it. I know things may not be perfect but I hope your Faith holds you all together. Someday I will stop by and say hello to Travis but I just wanted you to know he is not forgotten. May Peace be with all of you
July 11, 2017
Janet M
July 10, 2017
your never forgotten always in my prayers. rip.
May 17, 2017
Travis. Still think of you and your family often.
May 17, 2017
To Travis and the Alexander family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Travis will never be forgotten. May his soul always rest in peace.
Vanessa G.
May 16, 2017
May 15, 2017
May 13, 2017
when i see a homeless person on the street
i try to make it a habit of going to the nearest
grocery store and picking them up a sandwich
and a coffee if it is cold. i have done this for a
long time now, because of your son. at the time
of his murder i read something one of his friends
said, to the effect that Travis would stop and
feed anyone who appeared in need. his comment to his friend was THAT IS HOW YOU
i wanted his family to know that he paid it
forward for a long long time.
i never forgot your wonderful family or Travis.
gail lavery
January 8, 2017
Sad that this had to happen
E Hay
September 10, 2016
Gone but never forgotten!!
Cindy Wall
September 10, 2016
Travis you and your beautiful family will always be an inspiration to me. I wish I had been able to meet you, you were an amazing person. I know one day we will all see you in heaven. May God always watch over your family and friends, they are beautiful wonderful people. God Bless you Travis!! <3
Cindy Wall
September 9, 2016
Still thinking about Travis and family. Never forgotten
Krysten Russell
September 9, 2016
September 8, 2016
Rest in Heaven Travis!
Timothy Leonard
August 4, 2016
Danielle O'Malley
July 21, 2016
dear travis. im praying that your resting in were a fantastic young praying for your family. we all miss you very in peace.
July 19, 2016
gone and not forgotten. Still you live in our hearts. Rest in peach Travis.
Mary Ouellette
July 18, 2016
Rest in Paridice Travis. God Bless your Family.. Gone But Never Forgotten. Wish i had known you..
Cynthia. Pico Rivera California.
Cynthia sotelo
June 7, 2016
Dear Alexander Family and Friends,

My prayers and thoughts are with you today and everyday. So sorry you had to endure such a loss. May you feel comfort in knowing others care deeply and prayers are always with you. God Bless each and everyone of you.
Connie Velasquez
June 6, 2016
"A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again." - Maya Angelou

Dear Alexander Family and Friends. God Bless you and I know Travis is looking over you and I am also so sorry for your loss. I never met you all but I don't need to. In spirit is fine with me. Your story about Travis has touch so many of us. God Bless and Keep You.
June 4, 2016
You've touched many lives and continue to do so with your positive spirit and compassion for others. Though I never met you, I was touched by your blog and the insight you shared. My condolences go out to your family and friends. I know this is a tough time for them. RIP Travis. You've made the world a better place by simply being "you".
June 4, 2016
My family sends many prayers for Travis's family, especially today. God bless all of them.

Rest in Heavenly Peace Travis
March 23, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Patti Poulson
March 22, 2016
You are always in our thoughts. Healing thoughts go out to your family and friends.
March 20, 2016
i havent met him but after watching n hear about him he sounds amazing guy and i wish i have met him hes just so funny aswell. RIP TRAVIS and my regards for his family n friends hope they all strong.

his past n videos of him on youtube brings tears in my eyes . cant believe hes gone :(

for his friends n family please be strong you have everyone to support you.

kevin hamilton
March 11, 2016
Travis you are missed every day,loved by so many..peace be with you and your loving family
dawn dawnfinley
March 10, 2016
Dearest Travis, you may never know how many lives yours touched but know that it is many thousands. Peace be with you and your beloved family
Lana Garrett
March 8, 2016
RIP Travis Alexander. You are truly loved and truly missed by everyone whose life you touched. Mi wish I,had the chance to meet you.
Lori Ramos
March 4, 2016
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March 4, 2016
never knew you... but I feel you left this world way too soon. I hope that wherever you are... You are at peace. Prayers our with your family
Teri Kirkpatrick
February 25, 2016
In Loving Memory of A life taken to soon
Jo Lanb
February 24, 2016
Travis, his life was beyond meaningful when he was here. His life is STILL beyond meaningful..he was a motivational speaker and even with him gone he is still touching hearts... His name, his smile, travis is in our hearts forever.
February 23, 2016
Reading about Travis today with tear filled eyes. Such a tragedy, followed since the horrific day(s) in his/ your lives.Continued thoughts and prayers .
Nancy Kerz
February 10, 2016
To the Alexander family I am truly sorry for your loss. I followed this case closely. Travis was a one of a kind special person and everyone who knew him seemed to loved him. I never even met him and I have nothing but admiration for him. I don't know why I took such a specials interest in this case in fact I drive my husband nuts because he thinks I'm obsessed with it. Maybe I am I haven't let it go and I know that because every time I hear her name or read something about her my blood boils. Enough about that. I ant to express my sincere sympathy to all whose lives have been effected by Travis's murder. He will live forever in your hearts and your memories. Me is always with you.
lori Ramos
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