Mavis R. Travillian

HANCOCK – Mavis R. Travillian, 97, of Houghton, died at Delaware House, PortagePointe, on Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born in Kennett, Missouri on June 2, 1915, to the late Clarence and Hettie (Davis) Glover.

Mavis married G. Doyle Travillian in 1934 in Rector, Ark. They later moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., where she was employed for many years by Goodyear’s Department Store, and raised their family.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was involved in women’s groups and activities. She loved to bake, sew, play bingo and go fishing with her husband and son.

After the death of Doyle in 1959, she married M. Joel Travillian in 1965 in Ann Arbor.

Besides her parents and husbands, Mavis was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis; son-in-law, William Wolfe; step-son, William Travillian; her sisters, Virginia McAllister, Vera Terbaville and Jean Hollyburton; brothers, Charles, Eldon and Paul.

She is survived by her brother, James (Peggy) Warren of Nimmons, Ark.; son Jack (JoAnn) Travillian of Houghton; sisters-in-law, Norma Glover and Lorene Gatewood; step-son, Robert Travillian; daughter-in-law, Betty Travillian.

Mavis was very proud of her six grandchidlren, Robert Travillian, Heather (William) Porter, Diana McPherson, Pam (Greg) Drzymkowski, Leah (Mark) Hoffman and Dayna (Brent) Watson; nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer Travillian, Justin Travillian, Christopher McPherson, Jacob McPherson, Michael McPherson, Nicholas Porter, Kyle Porter and Sarah Porter; two great-great-grandchildren, Logan Travillian and Thomas McPherson. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and good friends, Norma Whitehead, Mary Ness and Carol McElroy.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock. Services will be held at Irby Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Rector, Ark., on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. with service to follow at 11 a.m.

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