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Posted on Jun 14, 2016

Travis F. Yeates

Travis F. Yeates, 34, of Kennewick and former Quincy resident died on Friday, June 10, 2016.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1981, in Wenatchee, the son of Carol Ann Yeates and Fredrick Yeates, both of Quincy.

Travis Yeates

Travis Yeates

He attended Quincy High School in the graduating class of 2000, where he was a member of the tennis and basketball teams and loved like a son by the football coach Bill Alexander. Travis graduated college in 2005 from Central Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in safety and health management. Travis began a successful career in environmental health and safety at Alstom Hydro US Inc., in Denver, and continued in this field at Valley Electric Inc. He was respected and valued as a health and safety specialist at Washington River Protection Services with Hanford, where he was employed from October 2010 until his death. He belonged to the American Society of Safety Engineers, Region II; Employee Accident Prevention Council; and a board member of the young professionals group Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPSpeed).

Travis is survived by his loving family, mother Carol Ann Yeates of Quincy, sisters Amy Yeates of Cornville, Ariz., and Lindsey Yeates of Seattle, and family pet Basel. Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Betty Boorman; maternal uncle, Darrell Boorman; paternal uncles and aunts, Kevin and JoAnne Milne, and Carl and Mickie Yeates; and father, Fred Yeates of Quincy. He leaves behind his girlfriend, Haley Taylor, and his vast community of friends and extended family in Quincy, Tri-Cities and beyond.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Boorman; paternal grandparents, Evert and Marybelle Yeates; great-grandfather, Guy Winship; aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Holland Ford; and cousin, Todd Yeates.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016, in the Quincy High School gymnasium, 16 6th Ave. S.E. in Quincy, with burial to follow at Quincy Valley Cemetery.

Family and friends are encouraged to gather at The Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 109 E St. S.E. in Quincy, following the burial to share stories and memories in celebration of Travis’ life.

Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.

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