Ann Jacqueline Taylor, 89, of Oakdale died Thursday, Jan. 2 at Oak Valley Care Center.
Born in Alhambra to Adelaide Corbin and Albert Brunson Willoughby, she married the love of her life, Glenn ‘Ed’ Taylor, D.V.M., and raised three children.
She and her husband raised their children in Modesto, but also lived in Loomis and Stockton prior to settling in Oakdale in 1979, at which time her husband opened his veterinary practice, Olde Towne Animal Clinic.
Mrs. Taylor was an avid tennis player, talented artist, wonderful cook, and expert German Shorthair puppy raiser. She enjoyed accompanying friends and family on duck and pheasant hunting expeditions. While her husband was off doing international consulting, she enjoyed summers in the mountains and followed her active children to 4-H and FFA events around the state showing their sheep and cattle. That practice continued with her grandchildren.
The family thanks the staff of Oak Valley Cater Center for their years of love and excellent care of her.
She is survived by her children, Geri (Milo) Schmidt of Penn Valley, Glenn (Patti) Taylor of Oakdale, Mark Taylor of Visalia; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother; and sister.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, 701 East J St., Oakdale.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Oak Valley Care Center Activities Department, 275 S. Oak Ave., Oakdale, CA 95361.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Jan. 15, 2014