The Foundation Mourns the Loss of Board Members

Ted Hall Photo courtesy Rosalie Hall
Ted Hall
Photo courtesy Rosalie Hall

Ted Hall – a force for local activism and wilderness preservation

A Quetico Superior Foundation board director for 32 years, Edward (Ted) Hall passed away September 23, 2003, at age 82 in Littlefork, MN.

Ted was best known for his publication, the Rainy Lake Chronicle, which was enjoyed by thousands of readers nationwide. With dedication, he championed the importance of local government, and his writings stirred public debate both in Ranier, and around the region. Ted was outspoken and passionately worked for preservation of the wilderness during a critical time in northern Minnesota’s history. Ted published the Chronicle until 1980, going on to write for other publications, and his book Growing With the Grass. His enthusiasm and
activism will be greatly missed.

Betts Wyman Photo courtesy Jim Wyman
Betts Wyman
Photo courtesy Jim Wyman

Elizabeth Wyman embodied her family’s dedication to wilderness protection

In this issue of Wilderness News, we honor the many contributions of a 29-year member of the Quetico Superior Foundation board of directors, Elizabeth “Betts” Wyman of Minneapolis, who died September 4 at age 79. She was the daughter of Donald Winston, whose twin brother, Frederick Winston, established the Foundation in the 1930s to take on the challenge of protecting the Rainy River watershed from commercial development.

Her son, Jim Wyman, who also is a board member, said his mother enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid walker and hiker. While she was involved in many charitable causes in the Twin Cities and was very active in the Minnetonka Garden Club, she also loved to spend time at the family’s cabin on the shore of Lake Superior in Beaver Bay.

“She was very dedicated in her attendance at board meetings and added a perspective and sense of responsibility that came from my grandfather and his brother’s interest in wilderness preservation,” Jim said.

Dr. Jock Bishop wrote: “Betts was a charming person whom I came to admire for her thoughtful comments in board meetings… They were always to the point and wise. She will be greatly missed…”

We’ll miss you, Elizabeth.


This article was published in Wilderness News Fall 2003

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