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Travis Napier , November 29, 1983 – June 28, 2021

Travis Napier passed away June 28. He was born to Ted and Rhita Napier in Atlanta, Ga on November 29, 1983. His family returned to Oregon when he was a young child and he attended Sisters schools starting in kindergarten and graduating from Sisters High School in 2002.

Travis loved spending time at the family beach shack and his love of the ocean led him to a career as a professional seaman. He trained for two years at Tongue Point in Astoria to obtain his certifications. He aspired to be a first mate and was working on his sea-time hours to achieve this.

Travis’ passions in life were music, travel and literature. He lived his life through these passions. At a young age he discovered the guitar and was a naturally gifted guitarist. His high school years were spent playing in garage bands, the school’s Americana Project and jazz band. In addition to playing music he also enjoyed attending concerts and discovering new artists.

He traveled at any opportunity that arose, visiting numerous countries in both Europe and South America as well as Hong Kong and Guatemala, where he intended on spending some of his time off. Some of his travels also included cherished fishing trips with his dad to Alaska, another pastime he enjoyed.

Since childhood Travis was a voracious reader; it would be rare to find him without several books at hand. In recent years, he became an uncle and reveled in this new role, always bringing his niece and nephew books so they would grow up sharing his love of reading.

Travis is survived by his mother, Rhita; sister, Stephanie Aguirre; brother-in-law, Joppe Aguirre; his niece and nephew, Aviana and Mateo; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will forever miss his humor, enthusiasm, and compassion.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ted.

There will be a service for Travis at the family home in Sisters on Saturday, July 10 at 3 p.m., 69309 Lake Dr., Sisters.


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