Travis Cleveland

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Travis Darren Cleveland, 24, died in an automobile accident on Tuesday, May 19th near Juliaetta, Idaho. Travis was born May 21st, 1990 in Moscow, Idaho to Todd and Cathy Cleveland, and big sister Carrie, and their lives were forever changed. He spent his first few years in Moscow, but moved to Lewiston when he was two and began building a group of lifelong friends. Travis worked for his dad’s logging company and ran his crew of road builders in the mountains. He has many friends through work that were his second family. Travis never went to work without his dog, Drifter – she will miss him as much as we will.

To explain Travis in words is nearly impossible, but those who ever met him know exactly who he was. He was extremely genuine and very blunt with his words – sometimes more than necessary – but he made us all the best versions of ourselves and taught us all to live life to the absolute fullest, and to never pretend to be something we weren’t. He was the funniest person we ever knew, and we talk constantly about him missing his calling as a comedian.

Travis loved anything to do with the outdoors and would spend as much time as possible hunting with his dad and friends. He also loved sports and played football and basketball in school. He has been a huge Denver Broncos fan forever. He had the chance to go see a game in Denver, and sat in the front row and was so excited that he made it on television.

Travis dated his high school girlfriend, Kendra Brooks, for many years. On August 22nd, 2011, they brought Travis’s son and exact replica, Darren Cleveland, into the world. Darren loves his daddy and likes to tell us stories about his dad’s trucks and hunting trips. He looks up to him in every way possible. Travis had a deep bond with his mother, and constantly picked on her, but just to get her to smile. He lived life at 110 percent, but we all loved that about him. He never did anything that he didn’t want to do, and not many people could keep up.

Travis is survived by his parents Todd and Cathy, his son Darren, his sister Carrie and her boyfriend Gary, his girlfriend Lacey Funke, his grandpa Marvin, grandparents Pete and Carol Hamilton, auntie Gina Rinehart and her boyfriend Chris Clegg, uncle Scott Cleveland, aunt Tammy Cleveland, uncle Jerry Hamilton and his wife Janice, and several cousins. He also maintained a close bond with Kendra and they loved spending time with their son. He has too many close friends to list, but they were also his family and several of them knew him for most of his life, especially his best friend Shane Lohman. He is preceded in death by his grandmother June Cleveland and uncle Steve Hamilton.

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 30th, at 6 p.m. PT at the home of Todd and Cathy Cleveland (2727 Powers Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501).

An account has been set up for Travis’s son, Darren – donations can be made at Twin Rivers National Bank.

7 Responses to Travis Cleveland

  1. Allen Hanson says:

    Todd and family,

    My most sincere condolences during this difficult time.

    I wish you comfort and peace.

    Allen Hanson

  2. Jody Servatius says:

    Been thinking of you and wanted to let you know how bad I feel for your loss. Take care and hopefully time will heal the hurt. So sorry…

  3. Tara Hamilton says:

    There are no words to express this kind of pain. I am so sorry for your loss and all my thoughts and prayers are with you. I never met Travis, but family is family and he is ours.

  4. Neena Hellickson says:

    I have known Travis since we were in kindergarten together at Camelot . He was always such a good kid and funny. I can never forget how he always smelled so good ! In high school we had science together and he was always helpful. I am so sorry for your loss. The world lost a truly Beautiful soul . My deepest sympathies to the clevelands and Kendra and darren

  5. Josie Cameron says:

    So sorry for your loss, My son was 26 when he died in a logging accident, on his dads crew, I feel your loss, may god give you comfort during these days and on to the future.

  6. Daniel Rinehart says:

    Todd, Cathy, Carrie, Gina, Scott, and Marvin Cleveland,
    I was so deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Just wanted to send my sincerest condolences. I have very fond memories of Travis when he was just a tyke. I can only hope and pray that your memories will help you all through this unimaginably difficult and heartbreaking time.

  7. Robbi Cole Strother says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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