Gaylor Edwin Field, 82, a photographer, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, of cancer at his home in the Los Feliz Hills of Los Angeles.
He was a high jumper on the track team at Polytechnic High School in Riverside. After high school, he attended Los Angeles Art Center studying photography. His first job was a press photographer for the Los Angeles Examiner.
In 1938, Mr. Field became ship’s photographer on the S.S. President Coolidge. He served in the California National Guard and was sent to Korea while serving in the U.S. Army in WWII.
Mr. Field married Nellie Braucher of Riverside and they joined his parents at Field’s Studios of Photography in the Mission Inn. When his father retired, they took over the business and ran it until Nell’s death.
He was actively involved in these Riverside organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Elks Club, Masons, Scottish Rite and Al Malika Shriners. For many years, he was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Riverside.
Mr. Field grew up visiting Idyllwild in the summer when only eight families were here. In 1978, he married longtime friend Florence Steere-Russell, whom he met in Idyllwild when they were kids. Her grandparents, the Woodheads, had been coming to Idyllwild since the turn of the century.
The Fields moved to Los Angeles. They spent 20-1/2 years in their three homes: Los Angeles, Idyllwild and Cottonwood Cove, Nev.
Along with his wife, Mr. Field is survived by twin sons, Charles Field of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Sidney Field of Ashland, Ore.; four grandchildren, Mark Field of Davis, Mary Jane Field-Morrison of Fremont, Katie and Julie Field; three stepchildren, Charles Russell of Granada Hills, Ginger Russell-Stahley of Chatsworth and James Russell of Ventura; and two step-grandchildren, Isabella and William Russell.
A memorial service is scheduled in Idyllwild on Saturday, Oct. 3. Anyone interested in attending is asked to call Mrs. Field at (323) 660-9558.
The family suggests donations be made to: VNA Care, Hospice Into Home, 1025 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202-2976.