Travis Ryan Vetos left us on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Travis was born on Nov. 5, 1972, in Kemmerer, to Walter “Cork” and Marianne Lawson Vetos. He grew up in Kemmerer, and graduated from Kemmerer High School in 1991. He attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, pursuing an education in automotive repair. After graduating in 1992, Travis moved back to Kemmerer for several years before making Evanston his home.
Travis married Shannon Storbo in Grand Junction, Colorado, on July 3, 1999. Together they brought three beloved children into the world: Corey, Nicky and Jack. His dedication to his boys included many early mornings watching soccer games, late nights attending school events and weekends volunteering as a Cubmaster for a local Cub Scout troop.
A master of many trades, Travis was well versed in many aspects of life. His work in construction with his father and brother, automotive repair, water treatment and the oil and natural gas industry all helped develop his extensive knowledge and appreciation of the world. Known for his ability to create and fix just about anything, Travis had a desire to improve the world and the lives of others around him.
From exploring the great outdoors in his beloved Jeep, to baking the birthday cakes of his family, Travis lived his life with many passions. His eyes have seen many of the wonders of the American landscape, and his ears have heard the concerts of some of the greatest rock musicians of his generation. His love for his family knew no bounds. He enjoyed watching movies with his wife and playing chess and football with his sons.
Travis was preceded in death by his father, Walter (Cork) Vetos; grandparents, Walter H. and Stella Lawson and Lloyd and Ruby Vetos; cousins, Kip Vetos and Brian Carotta; and many aunts and uncles.
Travis is survived by his wife, Shannon; sons, Corey, Nicky and Jack; his mother and stepfather, Marianne (Todd) Behrnes; brother, Terry and his daughter Taygn; sister, Angie (Gil) Guyon and their daughter Sarina; father and mother-in-law, Russ and Janet Storbo; brother-in-law, Shawn (Katie) Storbo and their children Finley and Hayden; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Bear River Pavilion in Evanston. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Travis’ honor to the charity of your choice. To express sympathies to the family, please visit www.crandallfhevanston.com.