In Memory

Travis Parker

Travis Parker

We regret to inform you of the passing of our classmate Travis Parker of the June Class of 63 the first of April this month.  Per his wife Velma, Travis was a professor and a soccer coach at Consumnes River College in Sacramento.  Velma was a member of the Sac High Class of 67, and her brother Bishop Scott graduated in our January 64 Class.  An obituary is planned, with a memorial service in early June.  She said an oral history of Consumnes River College was done by Travis and is posted on the college website.  We send our sincere condolences to all the family and friends of Travis.  He will certainly be missed.

Margaret (Santin) Harling


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04/11/22 01:32 AM #1    

Bishop Scott (Jan63)

First of all, I want to thank Tamara Whitcomb Garcia and all of the other people involved in keeping this website alive and maintained. I don't visit it often, but I'm greatful that it is here when I have the urge to return to some of my high school memories. It's an eye opener to see how many of us have returned to The Source. 

I'm Bishop Scott from the Jan '63 class (correction of Jan '64 listed in the emailed "In Memory" announcement). Here is the link to the interview with Travis. Please watch it; it will give you a deeper understanding of  the type of champion my brother-in-law was, and the spirit that he has exuded. 

The Emeriti Association arranged an interview with Travis in 2017 as part of their oral history project. Below is a link to the collection of archives. 
Once on that website click on “A to Z Oral Histories,” then click on the “M-R” tab to get to Travis’ interview.

04/11/22 09:38 PM #2    

Dick Manning

I was sorry to hear about Travis' passing. Travis and I were teammates in the SHS track team and later on Sac City track team. We were on the 880 yard relay team that went to the State meet in 1963. Travis and I were teammates on the relay team and competitors in the 440 individual event. I remember Coach Clausen drilling us over and over about the baton pass being the key to winning the race, and so it was, as more then one competitor muffed their pass.

Travis went on to a stellar record at SCC college, while I became enamored with the new computer at SCC. Oddly enough both of us would end up in careers thet had roots at SCC.

I saw Travis years later at one of our SHS reunions and we reminiscensed about our time together. Whenever I think about my time at SHS I invariably think of Travis.

04/13/22 06:03 PM #3    

Janice Newman (Corey)

I would like to send my warmest condolences to Velma Parkerand the rest of Travis's family. Travis Parker as I remember was one of the kindest the most gentle,nicest, friendly; respectful gentleman I have ever met in my life my young life. Travis carried this persona into his personal life as well. Everyone that came into his into his life or hi or his presence felt the same about Travis. He was a warm and gentle person. God has received an outstanding angel.. My heart goes out to you Velma and your family. My warmest regards I send to you all with God's blessings. With warm and lovely remembrance.

Janice Corey‚̧

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