Travis Barnes, 74

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Travis R. Barnes, 74, of Pattaya, Thailand, formerly of King Hill, died suddenly on Oct. 9, 2006.

Travis was born in King Hill to Roy and Anna Barnes. He attended King Hill Elementary School and King Hill High School.

In the 1950s Travis joined the United States Army, serving in Korea and Japan. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

He then attended the University of Washington in Seattle and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958.

His career as a personnel manager took him across the United States to Washington, D.C., and later around the world to South Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines.

Upon retirement he made his home in Pattaya, Thailand.

Travis is remembered by his sisters, nieces and nephews for his wit and humor and for the many "creative and interesting letters and stories he sent from overseas."

Travis is survived by: three sisters, Margaret Pruette of Montecito, Calif., Mary Ann Colson of Rawlins, Wyo., and Anita Lowen of Reston, Va; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his aunt, Eva Lucich Dalrymple and his uncle, George Lucich.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Katherine Allen.