Travis Edmonson of Bud & Travis
September 23, 1932 - May 9, 2009


Travis Edmonson in Memoriam

The following is the Order of Service for the memorial to Travis Edmonson on May 28, 2009 at St. Philips In The Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.

Memorial Service for Travis Edmonson

Memorial Service for Travis Edmonson

Memorial Service for Travis Edmonson

Text of Order of Service

In Celebration of the Life of Travis Edmonson
September 23, 1932 - May 09, 2009

ANTHEM (Said)                                                BCPpg.491
                                                                            Song: Ted Ramirez and Michael Ronstadt
COLLECT                                                          BCP pg. 493
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                           Isiah 61:1-3
PSALM 23                                                          BCP pg. 476
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                          Roman 8:14-19, 34-35, 37-39
HYMN "How Can I Keep From Singing"         Bruce Phillips and Alien Breckenridge
GOSPEL                                                            John14:1-6     , .
HOMILY                                                              The Rev. Alien Breckenridge
                                                                             Family and Friends
                                                                 Song: Earl Edmonson
APOSTLES' CREED                                         bCP pg. 496
PRAYERS                                                            BCP pg. 497
OFFERTORY MUSIC                                         Song: Gerry Glombecki and Earl Edmonson
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER "B"                             BCP pg. 367
COMMUNION HYMN                                          Song: Ellen Murphy and Erin Kissel POST
POST COMMUNION PRAYER                          BCP pg. 498
COMMENDATION                                               BCP pg. 498
RECESSIONAL   MUSIC                                    Travis Edmonson Recording

“How Can i Keep from Singing?”
Traditional Quaker Song

My life flows on in endless song
Above earth's lamentation.
I hear the real, though far off hymn
That hails a new creation
Above the tumult and the strife,
I hear the music ringing;
It sounds and echoes in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

What through the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
What through the darkness round me close
Songs in the night it giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I'm clinging.
Since Love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
And hear their death-knell ringing,
 When friends rejoice both far and near,
 How can I keep from singing?
In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our prayers for them are winging.
 When faith by shame is undefiled,
How can I keep from

The memorial liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.

The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.

 - Book of Common Prayer, p. 507


Worship Leaders
Family and Friends
Mr. Mike Bartlett - Planning Coordinator
Celebrant - The Rev. Allen Breckenridge, Interim Assistant
Deacon - The Rev. Tom Lindell
Crucifer / Lector - Mr. Bruce Philips,
Children, Youth & Family Ministries
Altar Guild Assistants & Ushers

St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church

The Rev. John Kitagawa, Rector  ~  The Rev. Blake Hutson, Assistant
4440 North Campbell Avenue at River Road            Tucson, Arizona 85728

Memorial Service for Travis Edmonson

Donation in lieu of Flowers

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Travis' memory be made to the Pimeria Alta Historical Society, Pimeria Alta Historical Society, Box 2281, Nogales, Arizona 85628-2281.

Eulogy by Mike Bartlett

Description of the Memorial Service

In Memoriam page   1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9

Memorial Service for Travis Edmonson      Obituaries

An Appreciation of Travis Edmonson
with a very special Malagueña Salerosa

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