b. 19 Jun 1909,
Chalk Mtn., TX, d. 17 Nov 1980, Arlington, TX, buried in Post
Mtn. Ceme., Burnet, TX
1927 Vane and his
taxidermy, at Loop, Donley Co., TX
Dec 1929 Vane Wilks
and the Big Snow that came at Christmas, Burnet Co., TX
Vane and his sister
Reta Wilks in the heavy snow that came Dec 1929
Vane graduated in 1930 from Burnet High
School, Burnet, TX, where he and his sister Reta lived on weekdays/nights
with their grandfather, F. S. Taylor, who ran a store.
Vane md. (1) Loma Irene Smith, Jun 1931,
Burnet Co., TX (she was 15).
Abt 1935 Vane Wilks
Abt 1935 Loma Smith Wilks
Vane & Loma
with baby Laquita
Vane Wilks and daughter
Vane & Loma with daughters
Koleta, Editha, Laquita
Vane and Loma lived several
years at Galveston in this house on Ave. K. During World War
II, Vane was a Blackout Warden. Loma worked at Sears-Roebuck.
Their son Ronald attended kindergarten (the first I'd ever heard
They were divorced in Aug 1946. Vane took
a job in Nov 1946 to work in Japan for the U.S. Govt. in restoration
of infrastructure after wartime damage. For thirty years he lived
and traveled in the Far East and Middle East.
Vane at a
home in Japan
Vane at Mount Fuji,
He returned home in Aug 1951 when
notified his mother, Erie Taylor Wilks, had a stroke and was in
a coma. She died Aug 30, was buried Aug 31. He visited with his
children and siblings, and returned to Japan abt 7 Oct 1951 via
Portland, OR, from Seattle, WA.