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Travis Matthew Lizotte

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Aspen, CO Colorado

One of the loves of our lives has died. On March 8, 2009, Travis Matthew Lizotte was leading a group of students for Outward Bound on Mt. Tronador in Argentina where he suffered a fatal accident and died. His passion was found early with being an instructor for Outward Bound and he gave them every ounce of his commitment, intelligence and special humanity.

He was a wonderful outdoor athlete combined with a joy that knew no end. His family is devastated and it will be so hard to live without his constant love. He will always be loved and missed and we ask all who knew him to hold him in their hearts. Travis was born on Aug. 16, 1983, right here in Aspen. Two years later his best friend, his sister Kendra, came into his life to make it complete for him.

His mom Dianne, dad Jeff, and sister Kendra adored him as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. He had friends all around the world. He graduated from Aspen High School in 2002. His love for Besty-Ann and Mimi and Willard helped shape whom he was forever. He attended University of Puget Sound and graduated with a degree in Asian Studies.

This opened up an even deeper spiritual side to him, which really made him a joy to be with. Travis’ love for the outdoors started at a very early age. He and his sister Kendra would spend hours building snow caves and ski jumps in the back yard. He skied and climbed all through high school and at one point decided that he was giving up his bedroom and slept in a tent out on our deck all winter long.

Travis’ leadership skills really blossomed in college as we was extremely involved in their outdoor program and later became a group leader. Travis’ beauty, kindness and free spirit will always be with us in the mountains, the birds and the sky and we will all love and miss him dearly.

Instead of flowers, make Travis happy and think of him. Send that vibration through the universe.


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