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Wales J. Taber

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WHITE CREEK, N.Y. -- Wales J. Taber, 87, beloved husband of Dorothy Wallen Taber, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.

Born March 31, 1918, he was the son of the late Raymond and Cora Potter Taber. He owned and operated a farm in White Creek with his brothers. Taber Brothers Farm was well known for its wonderful maple syrup. After retiring from farming, Wales drove a school bus part-time for Hoosick Falls Central School and was the groundskeeper for the Center White Creek Cemetery.

Wales enjoy all sports and was on the bowling league in Cambridge for many years. He was one of the original volunteer firemen for the White Creek Fire Department.

Two brothers, Warren Taber of White Creek and Ivan Taber of Salem, predeceased him.

In addition to his wife of more than 60 years, he is survived by his five loving children: two sons, Jerry and Don Taber of White Creek, and three daughters, Nancy Taber, Eileen Taber and Sue Kovage, all of Hoosick Falls; two brothers, Maurice and Harold Taber of White Creek; two daughters-in-law, Carole and Brenda Taber; a son-in-law, Tony Kovage; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Clyde Fobes of the Center White Creek Church, will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Center White Creek Cemetery.

The family requests that donations in Wales’ memory be made to either the White Creek Fire Department, c/o Ben Niles, 876 Lincoln Hill Road, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057, or the Center White Creek Cemetery, c/o David Clark, 324 County Route 69, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057; or Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.

Wales will be remembered as a loving, hard-working husband, father and brother and will be greatly missed.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 14, 2006
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