Alice L. Taylor
October 20, 1925 ~ November 9, 2017
Alice Lucille (Kinney) Taylor, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born in Akron, Ohio on Oct 20, 1925 and passed away on Thursday, Nov 9, 2017, in Porterville, California.
Alice graduated from University of Akron, where she met Charles Taylor, to whom she was married to for 23 years. Following his graduation from medical school, they moved to Porterville in 1954. She spent the next 20 years raising her children before returning to school to earn her RN degree in nursing. She was employed by Sierra View Hospital from 1974 until her retirement in 1989, working as a nurse in the operating room. Retirement didn'’t suit her, so she returned to work parttime in the pharmacy.
She had a great love for music and the outdoors, which she shared with her friends and passed along to her family. In her 70’s, she taught herself to play the hammered dulcimer, and joined a Celtic band. This added to her instrumental repertoire, which included violin, trumpet, French horn, and harmonica. She was a member of Crack of Dawn Dancers, a linedancing group, until she was 90.
Alice was a member of Porterville Nazarene Church.
She is survived by her five children, Janet (Robert) Goon of Bakersfield, Nancy Dames of Visalia, Jill (James) Mccrory of Camarillo, Thomas Taylor of Visalia, and Donna (Robert) Steigleder of Porterville, 8 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at the Porterville Church of the Nazarene.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yosemite Conservancy.