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John Calvin Travis

October 6, 1940 — August 31, 2023


John Calvin Travis

John C. Travis passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 31 at his home in Boise, ID surrounded by his family.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pat, and children John Bradley Travis, Boise and Terra Travis den Breeker (Rene), Scheldewindeke, Belgium.  Grandchildren Matthew den Breeker, Sarike den Breeker (Andreas), and Tom den Breeker (Shauni) all of Belgium.  John was pleased to recently become a great granddad to Alies and Loki.

He was born in Iowa City, Iowa on October 6, 1940, to Wayne I. Travis and Clara Huntsinger Travis.

John moved to Boise in 1943 and grew up in the north end. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in Business majoring in accounting.  At the university, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, serving as president his senior year. Upon graduation in 1962, John was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served a tour in Korea.  After his service, he began his business career as a CPA with Deloitte Plender Haskins & Sells in Chicago.

John and family moved back to Boise in 1973, and he started the firm Barrett & Travis, which later became Travis Jeffries, PA.  During his career, John served as President of the Idaho Society of CPA’s, was a member of the Idaho Society’s Board of Directors, a member of the Boise Estate Planning Council, and became accredited in Business Valuations. He retired in 2005.

John’s activities in the community were numerous. He was always willing to contribute his time and expertise.  Among those with special meaning to him were serving on the Jeker Foundation board, being president of Hillcrest Country Club, and president of the Boise Kiwanis Club.  He also donated his time as a member of the downtown Boise Rotary Club, a volunteer with United Way of Treasure Valley, and served on the Finance Committee at Our Lady of The Rosary. 

John was an active golfer and traveler and enjoyed exploring the world with his wife.  His favorite days of the week were the days he could golf with his golf foursome and Sunday golf with his wife.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.  The Memorial will be at Our Lady of The Rosary on Wednesday, September 6th at 2:00 PM.

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of the Rosary Church

1500 E Wright St, Boise, ID 83706

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