Elvera “Vera” Travis, 1930-2021


Elvera “Vera” May Travis, 91, of Michigan City, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born in Donora, Pa., on Jan. 30, 1930, to Carmen and Mary Marie (Volp) De’Gidio.

Vera and her husband, Robert, moved to Michigan City in 1963 after leaving Monongahela, Pa., for new employment. Vera was a homemaker, which was not only her full-time job, but also her hobby. She will lovingly be remembered as  the best mother and grandmother. Vera was easy to love because of her big heart, particularly in helping others.

On Aug. 14, 1950, in Monongahela, she married Robert D. Travis, Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2005.  Robert and Elvera enjoyed 54 years of marriage.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Surviving Vera are her children, Robert D. Travis, Jr., of Augusta, Wis., and Jean (Dennis) M. Guzman of Michigan City; 4 granddaughters, Darcy (Jeff) Kindelan, Jennifer Konkey, Sharon (Michael) Braniger and Hilary (Andy) Combs; 1 grandson, Dennis C.T. Guzman; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter and one more expected; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, Ind. A private family Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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One Response to “Elvera “Vera” Travis, 1930-2021”

  1. Margaret & Peter Guzman

    May 07. 2021

    We’re thinking about the family during this difficult time and holding you all close in thought.

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