In Memory Of Travis Fristoe

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Raised by 344 people in 43 months
Kate Flack
on behalf of Avery Osborne Fristoe
 MERRITT ISLAND, FL
In June 2014, Travis and Avery married after a multi-decade friendship and off-and-on again courtship. A true love story, reconnecting and marrying Travis was Avery's dream come true.

In February 2015, little Astrid was born, likely consummated on their honeymoon. Seems perfect, right?

Travis had struggles. Avery never realized the severity of his struggles until it was too late. On Friday, August 7, 2015, Travis lost his battle with severe alcoholism. He left Avery, Suki and Astrid in a bad position with debt, legal issues and the loss of their patriarch. Avery lost the love of her life. Astrid will never know her daddy.

This GoFundMe account is set up to help them with their transition into life without him, to help ease the financial burden while they adjust. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you so very much.


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The Travis Fristoe Archive Project

A group of Travis' friends is creating an archive of memories and stories for his daughter Astrid.

If you would like to contribute any memories or photos to be included, please email to travisfristoearchiveproject@gmail.com.

On a side note, there will never be enough thank you's for how amazing you all have been. I've known Avery since 1st grade and she is a sister to me. My first memory of Travis was in high school when Avery had this tremendous crush on him. They were equally smitten with each other and this was rekindled decades later. Astrid is the force getting her through this and the outpouring of love and support has truly allowed her to focus on grieving as opposed to worrying. Collectively, you have covered all of the details, all the way down to arranging hotel and transportation for his Gainesville Memorial and even letting her know there will be diapers at the hotel for the baby.

Most of my memories of Travis are through the many stories Avery has told me and through them all, it was always the kindness of his soul that stood out to me. It should be no surprise that he was surrounded by so many friends who are just as wonderful and thoughtful as he.

Much love and so many thanks to all of you.
Travis and Avery in the 80's
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There will be multiple memorial gatherings to honor Travis. Please note there will be two in Gainesville and one in NYC.

SAVE THE DATE(S)

Travis Fristoe Memorial Gathering
August 23rd, 2015 - 4-6pm
The Thomas Center
Gainesville, FL
All are welcome.

Travis Fristoe Memorial, Mixtape Swap, and Show
October 3rd, 2015, Gainesville, FL

Travis Fristoe Memorial Gathering in NYC
Details soon to come.
Photo Credit Amy Trachtman
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The outpouring of support has been absolutely tremendous. Avery is relieved that she can mourn and not be burdened by money right now. She is very grateful and touched by the generosity. Thank you all so very much.
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Aimee Williams
23 months ago

hello, my name is aimee fristoe Williams. I was Travis's little cousin (estranged from family) travis and my brother grew up together and I would love to have to opportunity to meet and have our daughters meet. I just found out about Travis's passing and am heartbroken. I cant imagine how you must feel. I'll understand if you don't make contact its a lot to absorb even two years later. But, if you should I always on facebook and would love to meet you.

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Still thinking of you and little Astrid. Still thinking of Travis, often. Sending all the love, hope, and peace in the world. -Emma

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Aimee Williams
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hello, my name is aimee fristoe Williams. I was Travis's little cousin (estranged from family) travis and my brother grew up together and I would love to have to opportunity to meet and have our daughters meet. I just found out about Travis's passing and am heartbroken. I cant imagine how you must feel. I'll understand if you don't make contact its a lot to absorb even two years later. But, if you should I always on facebook and would love to meet you.

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