Travis, Armond 8/12/1942 - 2/4/2023 Cottage Grove, MN Armond Thornton Travis, 80, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed peacefully on Feb 4 after a hard fought ten month battle with brain cancer. Born on Aug 12, 1942 in the middle of the night in Kalamazoo, MI, he made national news as "the blackout baby" during the U.S's first total blackout rehearsal of WW II. He graduated from Portage Central High School in 1960 lettering in football and tennis, and ran away to join the U.S. Army upon graduation at 17 years of age. Later, he graduated from the Ray Vogue Art School (now Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago) and created/operated "Interiors by Armond" and "Limited Edition" in Kalamazoo, MI for twenty years. He then had a long consulting career as CEO of Montglane Services and CCI LLC. He was passionate about wildlife conservation, animal welfare, saluki hounds, exotic birds, target shooting, racing, water sports and the Great Lakes. He was one of the original supporters of the development of the TKO soccer club based in Southwest MI throughout the 1980s. Armond was preceded in death by his mother and father (Robert Earl Travis and Virginia [Worline] Travis) and his first wife (Linda [Barnard] Travis). He is survived by subsequent wives, two sons (Dominic and Jeremy Travis), two beautiful daughter's in law, and four grand children (Jocelyn, Charli, Bijou and Theodore). Memorial services will be private. He suggested (1) the V Foundation for Cancer Research; (2) The World Parrot Trust; or (3) Saluki Tree of Life Alliance (STOLA) for those considering a donation. Armond lived hard and had few regrets. He wanted to thank hospice for their miraculous work and on reflection, he "hoped those he trespassed against will forgive him, as he forgave those who trespassed against him."