In Memory of

Rex Travis

November 5, 1919 - December 3, 2017
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Webb, IA
Rex Travis

Rex Travis

Born: November 5, 1919
Died: December 3, 2017
Age: 98

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    Rex Sunday Travis, the son of Roy and Beatrice Lucille (Sunday) Travis, was born November 5, 1919 in Manson, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Pocahontas, Iowa, where he received his education, graduating from Pocahontas High School.  After his schooling, he enlisted in the military and served in the Army in Ghana, where he helped install their first telephone system.  He served during WWII from 1941 until his honorable discharge in 1945. Following his discharge, he worked for Gambles stores in Spencer, Sheldon, Boone and Creston, Iowa.

     Rex married Roberta Smith on August 29, 1946 in Ayrshire, IA.  In 1955, he started farming north of Webb, where they remained until his retirement in the 1980’s.  Their leisure time was spent with family enjoying fishing, boating and swimming at Lost Island Lake where they eventually retired to a vacation home.  Rex is a longtime member of the Ruthven American Legion where he became the official egg cooker at their pancake breakfasts.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and playing pool.  In 1970’s they started going to Mesa, AZ during the winter. 

     He passed away at Longhouse Residence in Spencer, Iowa on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 98.  Rex was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bobbie in 2015; four brothers: George, Robert, Carroll (Ted) and James; three sisters: Mary Leslein, Ruth Scott and Patricia Buettner.

     Left to cherish his memory are his children: Priscilla (Tim) Brehm of Bell Canyon, CA, Nancy Ouellette of Spencer, IA and David Travis of Apache Junction, AZ; three grandchildren: Christina (Matt) Pierce of Spencer, Roberta Brehm  and Travis Brehm both of Bell Canyon, CA; three great grandchildren: Aria, Makenna and Tanner; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Memorial services will be conducted at a later date to be announced.
INTERMENT
Silver Lake Cemetery
Ayrshire, Iowa
privately at a later date

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:45 PM
“We are so very said to hear of your Dad's passing. 98!! Good for him. Know that you are in our thoughts during this rough time. Jeanette and Bill”
- Jeanette and Bill Alger
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:24 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Rex's passing. I have fond memories of Rex while growing up and will treasure them forever. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to all of his family. ”
- Stacy (Buettner) Prather
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:20 PM
“Nancy,
I'm thinking of you and your family. Our fathers were part of "The greatest generation"uplifting you in prayer.”
- Alice Skelton
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:22 AM
“God bless your family, as you feel this earthly loss! He is at peace. What a wonderful man he was!”
- Nancy Hartmann
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:06 AM
“I had the pleasure of working with Rex back in the 70's as his Realtor. What a kind generous man he was. My sincere condolences to the family. Godspeed Rex”
- David R Chapman
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