OBITUARY

Walter Travis Mumme

December 11, 1933September 25, 2018
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WALTER TRAVIS MUMME of Taft, Texas passed away on September 25, 2018. He was 84 years old. Walter was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 11, 1933 to Walter Julius Mumme and Tommie Clay Mumme. He graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1950 and from St. Mary’s University in 1954 with BBA degree. Travis and Joanne Putnam were married on August 30, 1952. He entered the army as a Lt in the Artillery and a Missile Battalion from 1954-1957. When he was discharged, he returned to San Antonio and went to work for International Harvester for 50 years. Travis also co-owned and managed a dealership in Taft called San Patricio Truck & Tractor. He was President of Kiwanis Club of Taft, President of Taft Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Taft School Board, and also Deacon & Teacher of the Men’s class at First Baptist Church of Taft. Travis loved Greyhound sports, fishing, hunting, and raising cattle with his brother, friends, and family.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Harold Clay Mumme. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Mumme; his three daughters, Donna Lynn (Barry) Terpening; Diane O’Neil, and Delisa Jo (Bob) Fredrickson; Three Granddaughters: Dolly Lynn (Joe) Saldana, Bonnie Rose O’Neil & Molly O’Neil (Zack) Prager; three great Grandchildren: Daniel Saldana, Aaron Saldana, and Jina Saldana.

Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home in Taft on Monday, October 1, 2018. Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio, Texas.

Bill Kinnison, Bob Fredrickson, Barry Terpening, Rick Temple, Jeff Mumme, Joe Daniel Saldana, Daniel Saldana, and Aaron Saldana will serve as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • JoAnne Mumme, Spouse
  • Donna Lynn (Barry) Terpening, Daughter
  • Diane O'Neil, Daughter
  • Delisa Jo (Bob) Fredrickson, Daughter
  • Dolly Lynn (Joe) Saldana, Granddaughter
  • Bonnie Rose O'Neil, Granddaughter
  • Molly O'Neil (Zack) Prager, Granddaughter
  • Daniel Saldana, Great Grandson
  • Aaron Saldana, Great Grandson
  • Jina Saldana, Great Granddaughter
  • Walter Julius Mumme, Father
  • Tommie Clay Mumme, Mother
  • Harold Clay Mumme, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bill Kinnison, Active
  • Bob Fredrickson, Active
  • Barry Terpening, Active
  • Rick Temple, Active
  • Jeff Mumme, Active
  • Joe Daniel Saldana, Active
  • Daniel Saldana, Active
  • Aaron Saldana, Active

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Walter Travis Mumme

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Holly Adams Isaman

October 1, 2018

Uncle Travis was truly one of the kindest men I have ever known. My sincere condolences to my Aunt Joanne and my cousins.
Holly Adams Isaman

Dorothy Darrah

October 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that I pay tribute to my sister's husband, Travis Mumme. Travis was the steady hand in our extended family gatherings, a solid rock for Joanne and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I will always remember him with love and gratitude for the husband he was to my beloved sister, even though we lived in different states for most of our adult life and didn't see each other too often! But I always knew Travis and Joanne were there for me if I needed them. I will miss his presence in our extended family gatherings.
Blessings to all the family,
Dot

Dorothy Darrah

October 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that I pay tribute to my sister's husband of 66 years, Travis Mumme. Travis was the steady hand in our extended family gatherings, a solid rock for Joanne and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I will always remember him with love and gratitude for the husband he was to my beloved sister, even though we lived in different states for most of our adult life and didn't see each too often! But I always knew Travis and Joanne were there for me if I needed them. I will miss his presence in our extended family gatherings.
Blessings to all the family,
Dot

Bev (Bowman) Hill

September 30, 2018

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Mr. Mumme to Diane, Donna, JoAnne and all your family. He was a very wonderful man. I will be praying for each of you in the coming days. Sincere love from Bev (Bowman) Hill.

Karen Kinnison

September 30, 2018

Travis was my brother-in-law and I always thought he was sooooo tall and handsome! I always wanted to be with he and JoAnne. I even tried to go on their honeymoon with them! I didn't want my sister to go away!
Travis was one of the best men I have ever known. He was funny, kind, hard-working, loyal and totally a family man.
He and JoAnne were married 66 years and they shared an all American life with all the good things. Travis was smart and could have been anything he wanted but he loved International Harvester! I hope he is resting in peace as he deserves it.
God Bless Travis. We will always remember--"if it ain't red, put it in the shed."
Love, Karen and Bill Kinnison

Jane Bachman

September 30, 2018

So sorry about the passing of your father, Lisa. If you have time while in town, give me a call. Frank passed away 5 years ago and I live in Country Club Town Homes.

Jane Bachman
361 903-2800 CELL

Pam Temple

September 28, 2018

Pam Temple

September 28, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY