Trevor Duhon was born on February 22, 1990, at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a military brat, he also lived in Alaska and Oklahoma. He loved telling people that he was “Made in Oklahoma” but born in sin city.
Trevor attended Parkview Elementary School, then Kerr Jr. High School where he was the Eagle mascot his freshman year.
Trevor attended Del City High School where he was on the swimming and tennis teams. He was a leader academically and in many organizations. Trevor was also an Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated 5th in his class in 2008 and was a Valedictorian. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma and Rose State College, where he received an associate’s degree in Clinical Lab Technology. He went back to UCO again and was ready to complete capstone for a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership. He passed away before finishing his capstone, but UCO forwarded his degree work and awarded him a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership.
Trevor was very active in the community, working with several leadership organizations like Camp Cavett and RYLA Rotary Camp. He served on the boards of National Honor Society, Wild Week, and the Mid-Del Superintendent Advisory Board in high school. In his final years, Trevor was on the board of the Oklahoma Children’s Cancer Association, Relay for Life, PEAK – Patients Advocacy Board at the O.U. Stephenson Cancer Center, and was a counselor for Camp Cavett. Art with a Heart, the Tri-Delta fund raiser for OCCA, held a special place in his heart. As one of the original artists in 2003, he participated in 13 art shows.
For seven years Trevor worked at the Eagle Harbor swimming pool in Del City. He worked his way up from life guard, to head life guard, then assistant manager. He found his passion with his last job as a Para with the Special Eagles at Del City High School. He was also a cashier at the Midwest City Target, where he loved visiting with customers. Many became regulars in his line.
Trevor loved traveling and Broadway. His two favorite trips were to New York and Ireland. He loved cooking, movies, and singing. He loved salad, onions, Thai food, and buttercream icing. But more importantly, he loved his faith. He was a member of Sunnylane United Methodist Church. He was active in the youth group, loved Dayspring camp in the summer, and worked in the nursery. His family and friends were everything to him, especially his sister Ashley. The more than 700 people at his celebration of life are a testament to the impact Trevor had to those around him.
Trevor started his cancer journey at 11 years old with a type of brain and spinal cancer. He relapsed at age 22 from the same type of cancer and again at 25. He spent the last 17 years of his life living and fighting cancer. Trevor refused to let cancer define him, and he lived life as fully as possible, until his passing on March 16, 2018.