Carol Ann Travis
March 5, 1950 – July 12, 2019
Carol Ann Travis, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Friday, July 12th, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 69.
Carol was born on March 5, 1950, to the late Jeanne Muriel Vilandre and Lester Rush in Montreal, Canada. The family emigrated to the US in 1954 and settled in Burlington, New Jersey. Carol graduated from Holy Cross High School in Burlington and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree from Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While at college she met Paul Nicholas Travis, and they were married on August 28, 1971. Before adopting Houston, Texas as their permanent home, Carol and Paul lived in New York City, Washington D.C., Montreal, Tokyo, and Yonkers, NY.
Carol is survived by her husband, Paul, son, Paul John Travis, daughter, Tanya Ann Kurz, son-in-law, Justin Kurz, sister, Dianne Walker, nephew, Daniel Walker, niece, Lisa Sobczyk, and grand-daughters, Lauren Nicole Kurz and Leia Morgan Kurz. Her four-legged companions Nikita, Rocky, Kitten and Chloe will miss her dearly as well. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanne Rush, and niece Liana Zarillo.
Carol had a short career in commercial insurance, but soon made a conscientiousness decision to forgo her professional goals in order to focus on raising her children. Carol loved animals, nature, and her cherished grandchildren. She was a passionate supporter of local animal shelters and children’s charities. As an avid explorer and adventurer, Carol travelled extensively in the US and abroad with her husband, Paul, visiting over 20 countries in her lifetime.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, family, and friends. Her wonderful spirit, joy, and love of life will be celebrated at a short funeral service and burial at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Texas Liberty Mausoleum of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway (Corner of Eldridge), Houston, TX 77079. Tel 281-497-2210. The services will be followed by a reception at the funeral home.
Donations can be sent in honor of Carol to her favorite charities: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) of Houston, or PAWS Houston.
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 27, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, July 27, 2019
- Reception Saturday, July 27, 2019
Carol Ann Travis
July 18, 2019
Prayers to the family on the loss of such a kind and generous mother, grandmother and wife. Carol was an active member of the community and will be missed by many.