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Fairman Wallace “Wally” Taber

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Fairman Wallace “Wally” Taber

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
19 Nov 2002 (aged 87)
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Son of Fairman Wallace Taber and Jessie Teresa (née Ward).

Naturalist and journalist, known for his films and lectures on his worldwide hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures.

Born October 13, 1915, Wally earned Bachelor Degrees from San Diego State and the University of California, a Masters from Texas A&M, and did doctoral work at the University of Michigan. He was a National Park Ranger and Naturalist and studied photography with Ansel Adams. During World War II, he was assigned to Glen L. Martin of Martin Aircraft.

After the war, he began a career in journalism working for the Pittsburgh Press, Associated Press and Denver Post. The Denver Post sent Wally to Africa to write a series on hunting. That led to his final career presenting films and lectures on his worldwide hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures.

Wally was a former member of the El Paso Sheriff's Posse. His first wife, Mabel, pre-deceased him, as did his sons James Taber, Monty Hoyt [1944-1997] and brother Jack Taber. He is survived by his wife Betty Young Taber and sons Gregory Hoyt of Seattle, Wesley Hoyt of Denver, daughter-in-law Marcia Hoyt of Phoenix, stepchildren Robert Hoover, Doak Hoover, and David Hoover, Betsy Miller, Ruth Sprout, Erin Moss, and Kristin Bauman, sisters Vida Strunk of California, Juanita Finley and Evelyn D'Haenens of New Jersey and 26 grandchildren.
Son of Fairman Wallace Taber and Jessie Teresa (née Ward).

Naturalist and journalist, known for his films and lectures on his worldwide hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures.

Born October 13, 1915, Wally earned Bachelor Degrees from San Diego State and the University of California, a Masters from Texas A&M, and did doctoral work at the University of Michigan. He was a National Park Ranger and Naturalist and studied photography with Ansel Adams. During World War II, he was assigned to Glen L. Martin of Martin Aircraft.

After the war, he began a career in journalism working for the Pittsburgh Press, Associated Press and Denver Post. The Denver Post sent Wally to Africa to write a series on hunting. That led to his final career presenting films and lectures on his worldwide hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures.

Wally was a former member of the El Paso Sheriff's Posse. His first wife, Mabel, pre-deceased him, as did his sons James Taber, Monty Hoyt [1944-1997] and brother Jack Taber. He is survived by his wife Betty Young Taber and sons Gregory Hoyt of Seattle, Wesley Hoyt of Denver, daughter-in-law Marcia Hoyt of Phoenix, stepchildren Robert Hoover, Doak Hoover, and David Hoover, Betsy Miller, Ruth Sprout, Erin Moss, and Kristin Bauman, sisters Vida Strunk of California, Juanita Finley and Evelyn D'Haenens of New Jersey and 26 grandchildren.

Gravesite Details

shared marker with Mabel Taber



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  • Created by: William Taber
  • Added: Oct 7, 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77776646/fairman_wallace-taber: accessed ), memorial page for Fairman Wallace “Wally” Taber (13 Oct 1915–19 Nov 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 77776646, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by William Taber (contributor 46480146).