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J. Travis Gurr, most loved husband, son, brother, grandson and friend, died instantly on May 15, 1996 when his Cessna airplane caught fire and crashed into Utah Lake.

Born January 24, 1967 in Salt Lake City. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1989 and is president and partner of Blain/Olsen/ White/Gurr Advertising Agency.An incredible athlete and successful businessman-Travis excelled at anything he tried. All aspects of his life were handled with extreme honesty and integrity. Never was there a more respected, admired, and loved man; nor was there a more loving man. He had a unique way of making all his family and friends feel his love. He was our golden boy with his quiet sense of humor and heart-warming smile.

He married his best friend, Mindy Bringhurst, on May 12, 1990 and shared with her "the happiest six years of my life".


Survived by his wife, Mindy; parents, Ilauna and John; sister, Stacey; grandparents, Afton Gurr, and Deanne and Val Utley; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends; and Maddie and Sam.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Primary Children's Pennies-by-the-Inch.

Family and friends may call at the Gurr home, 1015 East 1st Avenue, on Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial services to be held on Friday, May 24, 9:30 a.m., at the top of the Snowbird Tram (weather permitting). Please meet at the Tram Building loading area (Entry 2) by 9 a.m. and dress warmly. If inclement weather, services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Golden Cliff, at the Cliff Lodge (Entry 4). Funeral directors, Larkin Mortuary, 260 East So. Temple.

From: Blain/Olsen/White/Gurr:

We are so saddened at the loss of Travis Gurr. The depth of his character and the goodness of his soul are qualities that are truly rare in friends, and even more difficult to find in a business partner.

The guiding principles of Travis' life, personal integrity and careful planning, are what made him an excellent agency president. He was such a good person. The personal loss we feel is immeasurable, and we will miss him greatly.

An annual charitable endowment has been established in the name of J. Travis Gurr, with proceeds this year going to benefit Primary Children's Pennies-by-the-Inch. Those interested in making contributions may send them to any Zion's Bank branch office.

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