Patricia Taylor

Patricia Anne Taylor, 61, passed away March 20, 2013, at her home in Longmont, surrounded by family. She was born May 22, 1951, in Summit, NJ, to parents James Watson Taylor and Mary Louise Crago Taylor, both of whom precede her in death. She attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, for two years before transferring to University of Colorado where she completed a BA in English Literature in 1974. After college Patti began immersing herself in into the Longmont community: writing for the local paper, the Longmont Scene, playing on the First National Bank Softball team, and getting involved in the community theater program at the Dicken's Opera House. It was through her involvement in community theatre that she met her ex-husband, Arnold Turner. They married January 14, 1979, at Ryssby Church. She returned to school to complete her teaching certificate and began teaching English and Drama in the St. Vrain Valley School District. In 1982, they had a son, Jesse Logan Turner, and in 1985, a daughter, Katherine Taylor Turner. As her children grew up, she taught them about horses and later got the whole family involved in the Cloverleaf Riders 4-H Club. In addition to her parents, Patti is preceded in death by her brother Stephen C. Taylor of Boston, MA. She is survived by her two children, Jesse L. Turner of San Francisco, CA and her daughter Katherine T. Turner of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her sister Dianne Taylor Whittaker (Larry) of Wilmington, DE, and her brother David J. Taylor (Marijo), as well as nieces Rebecca L. Taylor, Anna K. Taylor and nephew Christopher J. Taylor, all of Allentown, PA. Her family requests that in lieu for flowers, donation be made to the Cloverleaf Riders 4-H Club in her memory. Checks can be made out to Cloverleaf Riders 4-H Club and sent to Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St. Longmont, CO 80501. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Longmont. Share condolences and read the full obituary at

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Published in Longmont Times-Call on Mar. 22, 2013