Obituary for Monday May 1, 2000

Wesley “Wally” WallaceWesley David “Wally” Wallace of Poipu, died at his

home on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the age of 63 after a three month

battle with cancer. He was born in Seattle, Washington on December 26, 1936.

An entrepreneur at an early age, Wallace had created and expanded well

known businesses in Seattle and Alaska before moving to Kaua’i. He and his

wife, Roberta owned and operated Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana since 1986

and recently developed a partnership with family members Russ and Paige Talvi

who will continue to operate the restaurant.

He graduated from Roosevelt

High School in Seattle in 1955 and after many years in the moving and storage

business in the Seattle area, moved to Alaska in 1971. There, he and his

partner, John Stirrat built a very successful manufactured housing business in

Juneau and Fairbanks. He and his wife of 40 years made Kaua’i their home since


Wallace is survived by his wife, Roberta Tegen Wallace; a brother,

William Bruce Wallace, his wife, Cheryl and their son, Chris of Edmonds,

Washington; two daughters, Paige Wallace Talvi, her husband Russ and their

three children, Bjorn, Erik and Katy of Lihue; and Kim Nugent Whittle of

Seattle, Washington and her husband Mike and their children Katie & Devin;

two sons: Richard Wesley Wallace and his wife Kathy of Fairbanks, Alaska and

Richard’s daughter, Sierra McEvoy of Lawai; and Michael Shawn Wallace of Lawai;

his mother-in-law, Lottie M. Tegen of Olympia, Washington; two sisters-in-law,

Phyllis Richardson and her husband, Phil of Eatonville, Washington and Ann Dent

and her husband, Wes of Blackfoot, Idaho; a brother-in-law, Charles M. Tegen of

Westport, Washington and many relatives in the Pacific Northwest. He is

pre-deceased by his parents, Mary and Richard Wallace and a son, Steve Nugent,

all of Seattle.

Memorial services will be held at PuaKea Golf Course in

Lihue, Kauai on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested. The

family suggests that donations may be made in Wally’s name to Kaua’i Hospice at

PO Box 3286. Lihue, HI , 96766; or to “The Wally Wallace Junior Golf Fund” at

4330 Kukui Grove Street, Lihue, HI, 96766. An avid golfer, Wally always

supported the golf programs for youth on Kaua’i; funds donated to the “WW

Junior Golf Fund” will be used to buy clubs and pay for green fees so Kauai’s

children can learn the sport that Wally loved.


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