The Passing of Paula Tabor

Williams faculty and staff,

I write with sad news that Paula Moore Tabor ’76, who worked in the Alumni Relations Office for two decades, died on Friday, October 22. 

A pioneer of coeducation at Williams, Paula returned to the college in 1992 and served as associate director of alumni relations and director of lifelong learning until her retirement in 2013. During her tenure and beyond, she was a friend and mentor to alumni of all ages and made significant contributions to the growth and evolution of the college’s identity-based alumni networks. She also participated in workshops for students and alumni at the college’s Science Mentor Weekend and was a member of the Multicultural Center’s (now Davis Center) Advisory Committee, helping to guide the center’s mission and direction at the time. In addition, she often volunteered for her class, serving multiple terms as assistant secretary for the Williams College Society of Alumni.

Longtime friend and classmate Deb Heineman ’76 shared that Paula was “always smiling, always interested and interesting, an impeccably dressed, radiant ball of energy who found joy in everyone and everything. And she did love all of us, her fellow Ephs.”

Paula is survived by her husband, Geoff, and her children, Kelsey and Trent. The family is planning a memorial service in Williamstown, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6.

Our deepest condolences go out to Paula’s family, colleagues and friends.