Tanya Blair

Tanya Babette Stucki Blair, 67, passed away on the evening of Monday, November 5, 2012.

Born in Ogden, Utah, to Alvin and Barbara Stucki, she was an accomplished dancer and pianist and graduated valedictorian of her class at Clearfield High. She went on to study at the University of Utah, and in 1965 was the first runner up for Ms. Utah.

She met her husband, Ron Blair, in 1964. He proposed on their third date, then left for an overseas assignment in the Air Force, returning a year later just before their marriage at Hill Air Force Base. They then moved to Tokyo where he served for five years, during which time they appeared in advertising campaigns for several large hotels.

Tanya continued to model upon their return to the United States. In 1972, she opened the Tanya Blair Agency in Dallas, Texas, which became a driving force in the Dallas fashion market into the 1990s.

They raised their three children in the Park Cities area of Dallas until moving to College Station in 2003. In 2005, they moved to Snook, Texas, and opened an art gallery, where they lived until her death.

She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Stucki; mother, Barbara Taylor Stucki; and brother, Larry Stucki.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Katherine Blair of Austin, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Alexandra and Jeffrey Bates of Vienna, Va, December and Richard Hunt of Spring, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Manfried Stucki and Shirley Curfman of Los Angeles, CA, Mishell and Loretta Stucki of Salisbury, MD, Kellie Stucki; sister and brother-in-law, Gina Stucki and Peter McDonald of Currumbin, Australia; eight grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A family memorial service will be held in the spring of 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tanya’s name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

View her Book of Memories™ at CallawayJones.com

Condolences

  1. Tanya was a dear life long friend we went to jr. and high school together and she was a amazing lady she will not be for got in my lifetime.

  2. Ron, I miss you both. So sorry to be so long in finding you again. Living in San Diego. Much love to you and your family. Will

  3. I do’t know what to say as I just found out a few minutes ago that Tanya passed away. She was my first agent and I booked my first commercial with Tanya. It was hard getting jobs in Texas but she tried ad suggested I leave and go to NY. I will always remember how beautiful she was and kind despite the personal issues she was having she always looked fabulous and held her head high. A wonderful woman that is thought of often. RIP

  4. I haven’t seen Tanya since leaving the Tanya Blair Agency and moving to France in 1979, but she has crossed through my mind so many times. I tried to find her several times in previous years on the internet to no avail. Again today, I thought of her and Ron and the fun times. Tanya was a vibrant beautiful woman inside and out and I admired her fortitude and enthusiasm immensely. I’m sad to hear that she has passed on but I know that with her large family, she was adored and loved. She will always be a part of my best memories.

  5. I see I’m not the only person who did not know that Tanya had passed away. Tanya was my agent in Dallas in the early 1970’s. She got me started in the right direction and was a terrific agent for me. I have nothing but the fondest of memories working with her, taking classes at her office in the warehouse district, working with her on my demos, headshots, etc. She was beautiful and encouraging and she helped me build a good foundation in the acting business. Ron was great fun to work with as well. I was in L.A. for fifteen years and never found any agent who could take Tanya’s place. When I moved back to Texas in the early 1990s I dropped into her office unannounced to see her and we had a great ‘reunion’. Sadly, I failed to keep in touch with her after that. So sorry to hear she is gone. Blessings to her family.

  6. I may be a few years late but I must tell you about Tanya.
    Tanya was my first real entry into the world of entertainment in Dallas.
    We first met in 1978 when I was the Audio Visual Manager for The Associates in Los Colinas.
    Tanya will always have a special place in my heart.
    Ken Arkwell

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