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Beth H. (Johnson) Travis

Beth H. (Johnson) Travis
  • February 20, 1946 - November 2, 2019
  • Bellingham, Massachusetts

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“Dear Gary and Family,Beth was a very classy lady. I will miss our chats at Minnie and Mike's during holidays and special occasions. It was a joy...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Maria Kayes - Milford, MA

“Dear Michael,Gary,Families & Friends,I am sorry for the loss of this beautiful person who had a heart of gold,love for all & a passionate soul. Loved...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Godfroy Person - Waltham, MA

“Dear Michael,Gary,Family & Friends, I am very sorry for the loss of this amazing, wonderful,caring and loving person. I wish I could take away your...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Person - Waltham, MA

“Dear Gary,Mike and family,Beth was loving,giving and caring friend. I am so sorry for the family and friends I know will miss her so much.I enjoyed...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Sjostedt - Wendell, NC

“Hi Gary, I only met Beth once, and she was so sweet and kind. I could see how special she was to you. My condolences to you and your family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Rob Headley - Lewisville, TX

“I am so heartbroken for your loss we all loved Beth so much and she was a sweet lady and will be dearly missed. To Gary , Mike and family , my...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Corinne and Jarrett Kaupelis - MA

“Prayers and thoughts with the Uncle Gary and family from the Texas family.LoveRichard, Kimberly, Samantha, Joshua, StormiAnn, Lizzy, and Becca ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Travis - Sachse, TX

“Gary we have such fond memories of Beth and you from our early years at Christ Church. Our prayers are with Beth, you and familyChuck and Rebecca ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: chuck and rebecca mccullough - MA

“Gary and Michael:Words cannot express the impact of the loss of your wife/mother on our whole family unit. She was truly loved by all that knew her....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jean Hale - Taunton, MA

“Gary,I am sorry for the loss of your Beasutiful Beth.We are thinking of you and your family. Beth Vandenberghe ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: beth Vandenberghe - ATLANTA, GA


Bellingham – Mrs. Beth H. (Johnson) Travis, of Bellingham, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham. She was 73.

Beth was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Alvin and Doris (Wilson) Johnson, and was raised in Waltham. She was a 1965 graduate of Waltham High and had been a longtime member of Christ Church on Main Street.

A Waltham resident for most of her life, she also lived in Mashpee for thirteen years before moving to Bellingham five years ago. Until her retirement she worked as an insurance broker at East Insurance in Bedford which later became part of Caddell & Byers and also for Rogers Gray Insurance on the Cape. Before that she worked for years at BayBank in Waltham.

Faith, family and friendship were the hallmarks of Beth's life. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of reading a good book, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and never missed an opportunity to entertain guests at home. She also had a special place in her heart for her dogs.

She leaves her husband, Gary E. Travis; her son, Michael J. Hale and his wife, Vanessa, of Bellingham; her grandchildren, Matthew, Brooke and Scarlett Hale, Dennis and Jacqueline Gallant and Katharine and Taylor Canale; her great-grandchildren, Christina and Sarah Pina and her dear friends Michael and Jean 'Minnie' Hale of Taunton and Bob and Priscilla Leduc of Dracut.

Beth was also the mother of the late Sarah Hale.

Family and friends will honor and remember Beth's life by gathering for calling hours on Thursday, November 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham where funeral service will be held at 7 p.m.