Cora Danine Tapp

December 18, 1938January 10, 2021

Cora Danine Tapp was born December 18, 1938 in Durant, OK. She passed away on January 10, 2021 in Dallas, TX. Danine worked all of her life in the insurance industry, finally owning her own business until her retirement.

Danine was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Farrar Fain and Barbara Lorene Fain, both of Dallas, TX, and by her brother Donald Floyd Fain of Camden, AR.

She would be quick to tell you the best thing that ever happened to her was her son, Gary Walls, who was the light of her life and the very purpose for her being. Besides Gary, Danine is survived by her Brother, David Fain and his wife, Cindy; her Sister Carolyn Taylor and her husband, Don; her brother Roger Fain and his partner, Bob; as well as nieces and nephews, Becky Fain, Laura Rivera and her husband Julio, and their daughters Ashley and Kailey; Paul Taylor; Lindsay Steele, her husband Trevor, and their daughters Jessye and Joss; Chris Fain and his children Justine and Jace.

Also known as MZ. Tapp, Danine was probably a ‘womens libber’ before ‘womens lib’ became a ‘thing.’ She felt like she could do any job a man could do, and do it MUCH better! She proved her mettle all through her life. She was an independent, outspoken woman. If she loved you, she loved you with all of her being. If she did NOT love you, dare I say-disliked-you, well it was best you just stayed away. Danine loved her family and would do anything for them. She was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her as friend or family.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021


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Bob Buerrosse

January 16, 2021

I have known Danine for about 25 years when Roger and I first got together. She always made me feel welcome into the family and I loved her sense of humor. The last time I saw Danine was about 10 years ago while Roger and I were on vacation in Texas, and we had a good visit with her and the whole family. The thing that I recall most is the banter between she and other family members at family gatherings. She loved to ask questions and get the conversations going, and she had no trouble sharing her opinion on many things. There were countless funny stories I remember hearing about over the years, but one specifically was about how MANY beauticians had not fixed her hair to her liking…and believe me, she definitely had something to say about it! We always joked with her about how she was going to have to go “out of state” to get her hair done! RIP Danine and know that you were loved by all of your family and will truly be missed in this life.

Becky and Mike Smith

January 15, 2021

This lady will be missed. We haven’t seen her much in the last years but kept up with how she was doing through her family. My most recent memory is when Danine came to our Easter lunch at my sisters. She lives out on several acres. Danine stood on the front porch watching the sun set. She was so happy then. You will be missed Danine. Glad you no longer live in pain.

Chris Fain

January 15, 2021

Oh, Danine... We have all missed you and your quick wits for a few years now. We are sad, yes, but we are also so happy that you are now whole again! You will be missed from this life, and I CAN'T WAIT to see you again so we can discuss "keyless deadbolt locks" Hahaha!
One of the MANY MANY MANY funny memories that I have of you is that you sure loved your dogs... and I remember how your dogs ate better than a lot of humans!!! I remember when I came and lived with you in Gunbarrel City for a little while, while I was trying to figure out my next move in life, and you started grilling chicken on the stove when you got home from work...the whole time I'm thinking to myself, "Looks like we're having grilled chicken for dinner tonight!"..... Little did I know that you were cooking that up FOR THE DOG! Hahaha! (I don't remember what you and I ate that night....??? :-)

Becky Fain-Forf

January 15, 2021

RIP Danine...I love you!!