It is with a heavy broken heart to announce the passing of a beloved wife, soul mate, mother, friend, business owner and first responder Traci Felsot entered eternal life on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cervical cancer.
Traci was born on February 4, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Laura Faye Planck and Devere James Planck. Traci served as the EMT Supervisor for West Texas Ambulance Service in Alpine, Texas.
A private chapel service followed by graveside service was held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 with Joe Greer Denham, III serving as funeral celebrant. A memorial service for held for Traci in the summer.
Traci enjoyed being around water. Since she grew up on the Great Lakes of Michigan, she loved to boat, swim as well as other water activities. She had a knack for sweet talking restaurateurs into taking extra special care of her family and friends during their visits. Traci had so many lifelong friends that she grew up with and befriend in Alpine.
Upon graduation, Traci moved to Arizona, El Paso and then in October of 1998, she moved to her forever home of Alpine, Texas. Traci started as a Volunteer Firefighter in Alpine. She met her future husband on her birthday February 4, 1999 at a volunteer fire fighter meeting becoming instant best friends.
Traci became an EMT in 2001 and served the community of Alpine for almost 20 years. She held the position of secretary and later 1st Captain for the Alpine Volunteer Fire Department. Traci went into business for herself when she opened “Traci’s Vape Shop”, Alpine’s first and only vape shop. Upon the death of her brother in law Chief Mark Scudder, Traci became Assistant Fire Chief. Traci was also selected as Firefighter of the Year.
Traci was preceded in death by her Mother Laura Faye Planch and her Father Devere James Planck. Traci was also preceded in death by her brother in law Chief Mark Scudder.
The wonderful life of Traci will forever be honored and cherished by her husband Michael Scudder of Alpine; her daughter Jessica Scudder-Patterson and husband Jeremy of Portland, Texas; her nephews Corey Scudder and wife Corey and Colby Scudder; her two nieces Cheyenne and Sierra as well as her loving grandson Michael (Mikey) Patterson of Portland, Texas. As well as her beloved friends that she made during her incredible life’s journey.
From her husband Mike “Please God take care of my Angel that was on this earth and now in your hands. I love your Traci Felsot with all my being and heart. I LOVE YOU MY MICHIGAN GIRL!” Traci will forever be a constant reminder of love, friendship and true spirit.
Services for Traci was entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.