Richard Eugene Traver

June 27, 1935May 4, 2013

Twin Falls

Richard Eugene Traver

Richard Eugene Traver born on June 27, 1935, passed away on May 4, 2013 at the age of 77.

Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois to Leroy and Catherine Traver. He moved at the age of three to Buffalo, New York; living there most of his life, until his mid thirty’s. Richard joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. He married Ester and had six children, two of his own and four adopted. He moved his family to Washington State due to work. Richard always took care of his family. They were later divorced.

In 1988 Richard found the love of his life, Diana Davis in Oregon. They later moved to Idaho where they have spent many years. They just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 3, 2013. Richard drove truck for 54 years, going all over the continental U.S. with Diana. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Richard had a love for everyone and will be greatly missed.

Richard is survived by his wife, Diana Traver; children, Richard, Thomas, Timothy, Guy, Catherine, Paul, Jeffry, Justin and Jason; as well as 34 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 161 6th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Marcos Sanchez. Military Honors will follow by the Magic Valley Honor Guard and Idaho National Guard. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Gem Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Burley. A Rosary prayer services will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2013 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Deacon Jim Herrett reciting. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.

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  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 8, 2013
  • Viewing for Family and Friends Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Rosary Prayer Service Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Jody Nancolas

May 9, 2013

Diana Colean, Hope And I send our deepest sympathy to you for your loss.He is in heaven now no more pain he can go give Loyd a hard time.Love you take care.

Sue Boehme

May 9, 2013

You will be missed my friend. All my prayers and sympathies go out to Diana and the family. Rest in the joy of being with Christ now.
Sue Boehme

Buddy & Cathy Stagner

May 9, 2013

My most sincere condolences for the loss of Uncle Rich. Give my best to all in heaven Uncle Rich.

Bob Stagner

May 8, 2013

Uncle Rich give Mom and Gram-ma a big hug and kiss for me, Aunt Diana I'm so sorry for your loss.

Love Bob & Adrienne Stagner

Larry Hazen

May 8, 2013

I just got through my wifes burial on the 3rd and read about Richard. I'm so sorry for your loss. Rich and I shared many a laugh and story as we trucked across California and Nevada. One trip to Long Beach I happened to get unloaded first and as rich pulled up to the crane the operator climbed down to go to lunch. Rich had to wait for over an hour while I was able to go on to Bakersfield and get loaded. We got together at Barstow and went on to Boise. We ran together to Seattle with containers occasionally and he was always a great person to run with. I wish we could have ran together more often but I had to go pick up his truck after he got sick in Yakima and to this day whenever I see that truck I always say to myself there goes riches truck, wish he was still driving it. No words can ever be enough as I know all so well after losing my wife this past week but I hope you can take comfort in knowing that you will be with him again one day and that he no longer suffers. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY

Nikki Nelson

May 7, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nikki USPS

Daniel & Cleo Buss

May 7, 2013

Diana, so sorry to hear of Richard's passing; bless his heart..he made it through your anniversary...his last gift to like him, such a loving husband. He was always doing caring things for others,even when his health failed. Be at peace knowing he is whole and vigorous again in his Fathers Kingdom.
I don't have any idea what I could say to comfort you right now; his loss can never be healed, but God will keep him close...and heal your heart enough to bear living without him.
You have many friends and family to help ease things for you; but if Daniel and I can help at all please let us know. Daniel is doing farm work; but is hoping to make it to the service...if we can't we will come see you on our own....our phone..733-3006. Our thoughts are with you,Diana; and with Richard in his heavenly Father's arms....Daniel & Cleo

Reynolds Funeral Chapel

May 6, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.