The Duncan Banner

August 21, 2013

Vivian Laveta Travis Vosburgh

Sept. 8, 1932 — Aug. 18, 2013


The Duncan Banner

FLORESVILLE, Texas —  Vivian Laveta Travis Vosburgh, 80, of Duncan, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 in Floresville, Texas, surrounded by her family.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the chapel at First Baptist Church Duncan under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home in Duncan. Her grandsons, Travis Garcia and Clayton Garcia, who are youth ministers, will officiate. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Her great-grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Known as Laveta to her family and Vivian to friends, she was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Lindsay, the oldest child of Alvis and Guthrie Travis. She attended schools in Elmore City, and Oklaunion, Texas.

She married Herman Lee Vosburgh on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1950, in Oklaunion, Texas. They made their home in Frederick, until 1965, when they moved their family to Duncan, after Herman took a job with KRHD radio.

Vivian worked for Duncan Manufacturing Co. for many years. When the company closed, she and her husband relocated to San Antonio, Texas. She returned to Duncan in 1996, after the death of her husband.

Survivors include three daughters: Glenda Vosburgh of Plano, Texas, Cindy Altom and husband David of Duncan, and Sandra Garcia and husband Amos of Floresville, Texas. She also is survived by her brothers: Floyd Travis and wife Laqueta of Davidson, and A.J. Travis of Beckville, Texas; and her sisters: Ophelia Wheeler of San Antonio, Texas, Floreta Oxley and husband Jay of Mannsville, and Alene Moyer of Highland, Calif..

Survivors also include eight beloved grandchildren: Stacey Massegee and husband Thad of Duncan, Adam Pollard of Duncan, Courtney Pollard of Oklahoma City, Travis Garcia and wife Erin of Kerrville, Texas, Clayton Garcia and wife Kelsey of Seguin, Texas, Aaron Garcia of Floresville, Texas, Abel Garcia and wife Amanda of Poteet, Texas, and Amos Garcia III of Houston, Texas. Vivian is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many family members and friends, all of whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Vosburgh; her parents, Alvis and Guthrie Travis; a sister, Virginia Rodgers Shane; niece, Karen Jean Rodgers; and granddaughter-in-law, Sherry Pollard.

Vivian was a devout Christian. She worked in the child care field at Kirby First Baptist Church daycare in San Antonio and at First Baptist Church in Duncan, where she was known as “Miss Vivian.”  She also participated in the Foster Grandparent program for Delta Community Action.

She was an avid reader and especially loved a good spy thriller. She enjoyed gardening and sewing, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Online condolences and sympathy card at www.cartersmartfuneralhome.com.