It is with great sadness that we report the death of former American Battlefield Protection Program staff member Jean E. Travers. She died on April 11, 1994, following an intense battle with lymphoma. Travers worked extensively on ABPP preservation initiatives in the Shenandoah Valley and at Brandy Station. She also headed the ABPP's cooperative project with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on the economic benefits of battlefield preservation. Travers, whose Park Service career spanned 17 years, also worked as an historian for the Park Service's Preservation Assistance Division. We will miss her dedication, friendship, humor, and unfailing ability to see to the heart of the matter. Travers is survived by her husband, Ronald Shafer, and her son, Nicholas Shafer.

--from Battlefield Update May 1994


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