Obituary - Travis Warren Hull

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Published Saturday, May 6, 2017

Travis Warren Hull

December 28, 1973 - April 20, 2017

Travis Warren Hull "T-dub.", age 43, passed away on April 20th, 2017 on his family's farm; the 5 Heart Ranch.  On December 28, 1973 Wendell (W.W.) and Betty Hull of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado welcomed a handsome blonde baby boy into the world. T-dub was first of six siblings. At two and a half years old Travis, along with his parents, welcomed his sister Heidi into the world making him a proud big brother for the first time.  He and his baby sister were instant friends and until he was old enough to attend kindergarten they spent each and every day playing together. At the young age of five he became a student at Arapahoe Elementary, and at eight he moved over to Cheyenne Wells Elementary where he would meet a group of kids who became his lifelong friends.  They shared many memories and unforgettable adventures together.  Pool parties, sleepovers in the barn, cattle drives, field days, eighth grade graduation, prom (elected prom King his senior year), sports, field trips, and finally graduation were just a few of the beautiful memories they would make with one another.  School was just the early years of his deep connection with his classmates.  Their journey together had only begun continuing on for the remainder of his precious life. 

Travis also deeply cherished his family.  With five siblings, countless cousins, several aunts and uncles, and living just a few steps from his grandparents, T-dub's days were full of happiness and laughter.  Together they swam in horse tanks, had many W.W.F. reenactments, went sledding in the pastures, rode horses, ran through hay bales, created home movies, and played ongoing games of basketball that sometimes lasted all night.  Travis often referred to his large group of siblings as the "Wolf Pack" and he made it clear he was the pack leader!

Being raised a farm boy; T-dub grew to have a passion for animals.  One could often find him showing horses, and steers at the fair in the summer time spending hours and hours every day getting them ready.  His hard work paid off after receiving many awards and ribbons. Nothing held him back in his care for his animals and he spent every day making sure each was well tended to in every way.  As an adult he bought a small group of goats that would eventually become known as the one and only "Goat Empire."  He enjoyed showing off his "Kids" to his nieces and nephews and would often invite visitors to the ranch to help name them. No matter how silly the name - he held to it and would give progress updates on how each was doing. 
T-dub was always looking to perfect his role as "Goat Whisperer," by reading books based on operating a Goat farm.  While living in Sterling, Colorado, T-dub loved to walk to the library and read until he grew tired.  Auto biographies, sports magazines, and farm books were just a few of the genres he explored. 
He loved church and attended wherever and whenever he could.  He enjoyed Church Alive in Cheyenne Wells, Timberline in Fort Collins, A local church in Sterling, and just about anyplace willing to speak the good word of God in a way he best understood.  
Travis had four nieces and two nephews whom he loved so very much.  He treasured his time with each and every one of them, and like everyone else Travis ever knew, he gave them his own personalized nicknames.  Mitchek "Mitchekriplekey," Ripley "Ripplestiltskin," Hudson "Spud," and Piper "Piper The Viper".  Given a bit more time for the twins to grow into their personalities, he would have made up perfect names for Sawyer and Saylor as well.  As for his siblings, Heidi "Fred", Josh "Flex," Paige "Moodra," Kristina "Kristina The Warrior Princess," Dustin "D.C."  Brady "Tiny Dancer", Brittany "Bubba" and Tanar "Torpedo."  From there the list goes on.  Anyone in a fifty mile radius that he knew more than likely had a nickname. In fact T-dub's love for people was limitless. "Stranger" was not part of his vocabulary, he knew everybody and even remembered the smallest details about each person he knew.  If he saw someone in passing he made sure to say hello and ask how their family was.  T-dub would often pay surprise visits to say hello and chat about the latest game...which of course meant Bronco talk. The Broncos were his all-time favorite sports team, and there was never a question he couldn't answer regardless of what season it was.

T-dub will truly be missed by all.  His time here on earth was a blessing to many people.  In a way, some might even say he was kind of like a messenger, always seeing the good in everyone and never having a bad thing to say about anyone.  One thing is for sure; from all the good he did here on earth the great lord is embracing him now.  He gained those big beautiful wings and he is now soaring.

Travis is survived by his parents W.W. Hull of Arapahoe, CO and Betty Nobles of Avon, CO, his sisters Heidi (Josh) Colley of Leadville, CO,  Christian Paige Hull of Arapahoe, CO,  Kristina (Dustin) Uhland of Eads, CO, and his brothers Brady (Brittany) Hull of Timnath, CO & William Tanar Nobles of Kremling, CO, his grandparents Ruth Hull of Cheyenne Wells, CO and   Bob & Peggy Marolf of Cheyenne Wells, CO as well as his aunts Sandra (Bill) Roth of Cheyenne Wells, CO,  Patricia (Joe) Frisbee of Tulsa, OK, Shirley (Monti) January of Liberal, KS and uncles Walter (Mitzi) Marolf of AZ,  R.J. Marold of KS as well as numerous nieces, nephews cousins and many other family and friends.  Travis was preceded in death by his grandfather Wendell Hull.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the Old Cheyenne Wells High School with Pastor Scott Nyman and Mr. Raymond Troup officiating.  Casketbearers for Travis were:  Craig Roth, Raymond Troup, Patrick Haraughty, Jason Heinz, Kevin Simpson, Tony Nelson, Ryan Uhland and Gabe Roth.  Honorary casketbearers were:  The Class of 1993 and Pete Kroecker, Dusty Springer, Cliff Roberts, Gabe Mitchek, Matt Lira, Barry Gerstner, Mark Ackerman, George Young, Dustin Uhland, Derek Wendt, Jeff Miller, Josh Colley, Andy Hornung and Tanar Nobles.  Final committal services were held at the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Travis Hull Memorial Fund in care of the Eastern Colorado Bank; Box 888; Cheyenne Wells, CO  80810.  Friends and family can sign the guestbook and register online condolences at  Visitation and funeral services were under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home.