Travis Woods Obituary

Travis Gene Woods
Travis Gene Woods

December 25, 1983 - July 22, 2020
Born in Vancouver, Washington
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska

Obituary

Travis Woods age 36, died on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020. He resided in Anchorage, Alaska with his parents. Travis was born in Vancouver, Washington and was the first child to Daryl and Candy Woods. Travis was diagnosed with infant apnea at just a week old. As an apneic baby he was highly susceptible to SID’s and was on a heart monitor for the first six months. Despite his medical issues he soon grew into a sweet little guy who’s favorite cartoons were He-man and Thundercats.

Travis loved catching bugs, fishing with his step-Grandpa Benny (Bompa), playing war with his gun cut out of plywood by his Grandpa Bob, but most of all he loved spending time with his Grandma Drusilla (Bammy). Drusilla passed away when Travis was four years old and her passing affected him greatly. They had a very special bond since he was an infant. She would’ve moved the stars for him, and he knew it.

Travis was a loving, generous, sensitive person who felt things deeply. He never met a stranger and was instantly friends with anyone he met. There wasn’t a reptile or an animal that he didn’t like, there wasn’t a mud puddle made that he didn’t play in or insist that his Dad drive through. Travis was creative and had an adventurous personality with a wildly fantastic imagination that showed within his artwork. Travis was talented, he loved to draw, paint, tattoo, carve caribou antlers, play guitar and sing. He loved playing with and making things for kids, face painting, and riding go-carts with his niece.

Travis set his sights on a job up on the slope and was hired in 2012 as a slick liner. Unfortunately he was injured just three years later and had to quit, but he always enjoyed telling stories about his time on the slope. Travis had a kind heart and would give the coat off his back to someone in need, which we witnessed first-hand on more than one occasion. He also helped save his little sister Brandy from being swept down a river when they were children, putting aside his own safety to make sure she was safe, a moment that will live in her heart forever.

If you asked Travis what he loved most in the world he would say “My Girls Brooke and Bria, they are my heart. Second is my guns, I love to go shooting with my family and friends.” Travis enjoyed spending time by the campfire, skipping stones across Jim Creek with Casey, Brandy, and Jillian, working with his Dad doing mechanics and had just recently helped him replace a motor in a friend’s pickup, and he also enjoyed hanging out with his Mom watching movies while reminiscing about the good old days.

Travis was loved greatly and will be missed deeply. He was a truly unique and creative individual and there will never be another like him. Travis is survived by his parents, his brother Irish Valdivia of Texas; His sister Brandy of Eagle River, AK; his two beautiful daughters Brooke and Bria of Palmer, AK; his son Travis of California; Brother-in-law Casey of Eagle River, AK; his niece Jillian of Eagle River, AK; his Grandfather Bob Moore of Gresham, Oregon; his Uncle Bob Moore of Washougal, Washington along with several other family members throughout Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

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Cremation Society of Alaska
1306 E 74th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States 99518
2021-01-16T