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Walda J. Travis

Walda passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born December 2, 1952 in Paw Paw the daughter of Walter and Patricia (Nastos) Travis. Walda was a 1971 Otsego High School graduate and member of the Honors Society. She had a love of music and enjoyed cooking especially for her granddaughters. Walda had a kind heart and enjoyed helping others.

Surviving are her son, Nathan Bowe of Kentucky; granddaughters, Andrea and Kendra Bowe; siblings, George Travis of Martin, Brian Travis of Martin and Patrice Travis of Maryland; many nieces and nephews and her boyfriend, Curt Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes with a time of prayer will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Margaret Cemetery, Otsego.

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Sharon Bowe

November 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

Nathan and Brian iam so sorry for your loss. She was a good person and will surely be missed. She added alot to our family. Sending prayers and love to your family. Sharon Bowe


Sally Thaxton

November 28, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Am so sorry for you loss


Barb White

November 30, 2019 at 8:45 am

Am So Very Sorry For Your Loss…R.I.P. ‘Wally’


Kathleen Fisher

November 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm

So sorry to hear of Walda’s Passing. I saw her at our last class reunion and we had a good talk. My thoughts and prayer are with you all


Michael VanDenBerg, Supervisor Gun Plain Charter Township

December 2, 2019 at 10:31 am

Walda will be greatly missed. She was a joy to have on the Gun Plain Charter Township ZBA.


Marilyn Root Abernathy

December 4, 2019 at 7:58 am

I am so sorry to hear this news about Wanda! Through the years I have lost touch with so many but I do remember most of you! I don’t remember how or when I met Wanda but I know we were in high school and every time I bumped into her and we chatted I always loved her unique personality and outlook on life and then we would laugh and go on our way. You will always be remembered and missed Wanda! R.I.P.


Judy Robertson

December 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm

So sorry to here of Waldas passing she will be missed by so many R.I.P


Gary Hadden

December 8, 2019 at 10:57 am

So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Walda.


Scott Krieg

December 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm

So sorry to see the loss of our friend Walda. May you all find peace and love during this time. Rest in peace Wally



Judy Roberts Pearson

December 10, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Walda attended St Margaret’s Catholic School, so I didn’t meet her until high school. Lost contact for awhile when she went to Parsons Business School.

Reconnecting in the early 80’s.

She was so much fun! Her voice, smile, laugh and style. Truly unique.

She read the newspaper, front to back, every word, I bet she did the crossword puzzle with an inkpen. She was so smart! She’d get behind, but still found the time to catch up.

We traveled, golfed, went to concerts, movies and played a lot of pool.

She adored her Granddaughters and their Mother Faith, who was a dear friend to her too. Sorry for your loss.

We will miss her.


Diane Boysen

December 20, 2019 at 8:35 am

I am so sorry to hear of Walda’s passing. It was always a fun time when Walda was in the conversations at school. She had a good sense of humor.


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