Robert Travers Sr. |

Robert Travers Sr.

Robert F. Travers Sr., a 35-year resident of Chicago Park, died at his home with his family. He was 87.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Graveside services with full military honors provided by the Nevada County All Veterans Honor Guard will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley. Following graveside services, a potluck gathering will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Travers residence, 15773 Lakewood Lane in Chicago Park.

Mr. Travers Sr. was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Oakland to Richard and Helen Travers.

He married Marcella Darlene Travers on Dec. 16, 1948, in Reno, Nev.

He was a veteran of World War II in which he served in Alaska. He was a life-long Teamster member with the Union Local 315.

Mr. Travers Sr. worked as a truck driver and retired in 1978. He loved the lake and spent numerous years dedicated to enjoying the coolness of the water and the warmth of the sun with the people closest to home, acquiring the nickname “Vodka Bob.” He built many things, including his own homes and a houseboat which has been anchored at Rollins Lake every summer for the last 22 years. He loved and treasured his family and friends and enjoyed boating, road trips, logging, gardening, rafting and socializing. He always had fun and lit up everyone’s day with his charm, smile, great sense of humor, stories and expressive eyes.

Mr. Travers Sr. is survived by his son, Robert R. Travers Jr.; daughter, Deborah L. Travers; granddaughters Amie and Christina Lawton and Raelynn Noel; great-grandsons Everette and Bay Noel and sisters Beverly and Janice Travers.

He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Stanley Travers; daughter, Lorraine Jo Travers; father, Francis Richard Travers; mother, Sophie Helen Travers; sisters Shirley Galeoto, Patricia L. Jahnke and Joyce Jones and brothers Dick Travers and Earl L. Travers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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