Neil Allan Wallace
December 12, 1934 � August 17, 2006. Passed away peacefully after an extended illness. Survived by his wife of 23 years, Marcia, daughters Linda (Paul) Wallace, Lisa (Dan) Wallace-Baker, step children Michael Sipes, Nora (Andy) Scully, Carolyn (Sean) McCarty, granddaughters Madeline Baker, Anna Schmid, step-grandchildren Owen, Tom & Alec Scully, Fiona & Liam McCarty, cousins Joyce Ways, Marylen (Maurice) Fitzgerald, Richard Powers and their families.
Neil was born in Omaha Nebraska to parents Dale & Ethyl "Dixie" Wallace. He spent his childhood in southern California, Michigan, and Ohio, moving to Seattle at the age of 14. He joined the Sea Scouts and thoroughly enjoyed his adventures on Puget Sound. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1953 and earned a bachelors degree in Economics from Central Washington University in Ellensberg in 1957. He then served in the US Air Force, O.S.I.. He learned to fly as a member of the Air Force R.O.T.C. and for the rest of his life would re-live his time in the air and on the Sound.
Neil was always in Sales, the majority of his career as self employed factory representative in the hardware industry. He and his first wife, Mary, raised their daughters in the Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Michael, and former wife, Mary Wallace.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 2pm, at The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Avenue SW, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.