Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Peggy E. (Davis) Taylor

Peggy Ellen Taylor, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, MN.  She was born in Chicago, IL, on February 21, 1933, daughter of the late Gregory C. and Tena (Nee: Mitchell) Davis.

Peggy graduated from Englewood High School and Los Angeles City College.  On August 4, 1956, she was united in marriage to Orin C. Taylor, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2009.

Peggy was employed by West Harvey-Dixmoor District 147, in Chicago, IL, until moving to Racine, WI. Peggy was a teacher for the Racine Unified School District, teaching at Lincoln, Barlett, Olympia Brown and Gifford schools from 1969 until retirement. She was a member of Racine Educators Association (REA), Wisconsin Educators Association (WEA), and the National Educators Association (NEA).  She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, family, friends, baking and crossword puzzles. Above all she was a devoted sister, wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her two sons, Orin K. Taylor Sr. of Roseville, CA, Joel K. Taylor of Plymouth, MN; three grandchildren, Orin “KJ” Jr., Ashleigh, and Vanessa Ellen Marie; sister, Mabel Bibb of Golden Valley, MN; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael (Cheryl) Taylor of IL, Milton Taylor of New York; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey; siblings, Gregory Davis, Gloria (Alvin) Washington, Louise (Donald) DeAklin, Dorthy (Henry) Darby.

Visitation will be held in Racine at the funeral home on Friday, August 9, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. Entombment will be held at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Alsip, IL.

803 Main St., Racine, WI   (262) 634-7888

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