Ruth Taggart Blair


(Aug. 21, 2007)

Ruth Taggart Blair, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 21 at West Park Hospital in Cody of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, Aug. 18.

She was born Sept. 19, 1917 to Lloyd and Louise Taggart in Cowley. She married Quin Blair on Sept. 15, 1946.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 61 years, Quin Blair of Cody; her son Frederick Q. “Ted” Blair (Judie) of Cody; her grandsons James M. Blair (Emily), Quintin T. Blair and Taggart J. Blair; great-grandson Taylor J. Blair.

The first of nine children, she was preceded in death by brothers Jesse McNiven “Mac” Taggart, Lloyd Taggart and Charles Taggart. She is survived by her brother Scott H. Taggart and sisters Mary Louise Greever, Harriet Burtus, Becky Watkins and Ray Rita Keif and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ruth was a long-term resident of Cody. She was a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute with varied career as lead designer for Thomas Molesworth; an interior decorator; co-proprietor of the Buffalo Bill Village and eventually Quin Blair Enterprises. Ruth was instrumental in the development of the Western Design Conference in Cody. Prior to 1999 she was an active member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. She was an active and lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.