"Her happiness floated like waves of the ocean along the coast of her life."
Micki E. Costa, 68, passed away in her home on Nov. 22, 2013, following a two-year struggle with cancer. Micki was born Edna Marie Travis, in Minot, to Martha and Walter Travis. Her grandparents, Arthur and Mabel Travis, homesteaded south of Minot in the early 1900s. She enjoyed a carefree "our gang" childhood in Minot, attending the old Central School and was a member of the Minot High School class of 1963.
She is survived by: her daughters, Cindy (Marty) Damico and Suzanne Larson; daughter-in-law, Kelli Larson; sister, Betty (Gary) Thomas; sister-in-law, Lee Travis; grandchildren, Candice, Sonny, Shelby, Dylan, Mandy, Paige and Colby; and her nieces and nephews.
Micki was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Don Travis; and son, Michael Larson.
She and her family relocated to California in the 1960s living for a time in Inglewood, Norwalk, Riverside, Oxnard, Tulare and Visalia before moving to Ventura for the ocean and beautiful weather. She was a licensed cosmetologist, worked at Bank of America and retired from Convenience Management Group.
In her free time she enjoyed working and attending craft shows at her friends' boutique. She was very talented at decorating and home improvements and, of course, shopping! Camping and boating and enjoying a glass of wine (or so) with friends were special pleasures for this fun-loving lady.
One of her greatest joys was being present for anything and everything her grandchildren were involved with and while generally not a sports enthusiast, she loved following L.A. Lakers basketball. She and her friends Carole and Donna were frequent visitors to the casinos.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Lynn Kong and Livingston Hospice, particularly Dan Kaplan, R.N., and Nancy Vaca, CNA, for their special care.
At her request no services will be held. Her family will scatter her ashes at sea near where her son Michael's ashes were scattered in 2000.
Donations in her memory can be made to Livingston Hospice in Ventura, Calif., the hospice of your choice or the American Cancer Society.