TEN SLEEP – Emily
Catherine Herms Taylor, 87, died on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Bridgeport,
Texas, a small town northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
She was born on Nov. 30, 1924 in
Emily loved music. She enjoyed singing and had a lovely voice. As a child, she taught herself how to play the piano and was the center of social gatherings and family sing-alongs. She also enjoyed art and drawing.
Emily had many friends and was considered to be a big sister to them in the
She worked at Rohr Aircraft and at Nuttall-Styris, Co., a ship chandlery during World War II. After the war, she worked at Exclusive Cleaners.
She met Tye Taylor, a handsome man in the U.S. Navy, and later married him in
Emily joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized on Sept. 16, 1962 along with her husband while Tye was stationed in
Her husband, Tye, served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, and this allowed Emily to see many places around the world. The
Emily loved cooking, setting a fancy table with wonderful dishes, and beautiful flowers. She always dressed nicely and was a very beautiful lady. She served in many callings in the church in Primary and Relief Society. When her health failed, she made phone calls and wrote letters to others to lift and inspire them. Her cards and letters to her family and grandchildren will be greatly missed by all.
Emily enjoyed being with her family in Georgetown, but when her health began to decline they moved farther north to Bridgeport to get better care and love from her sister-in-law, Marie Riley. Marie gave unconditional love to Emily until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Corrine Herms; her sister, Margaret (Myrle) Gipson; her brother, Chuck (Marj) Herms; her son, Mark Taylor; and her husband, Tye Taylor.
Emily is survived by her daughter, Penny Rhone and children of New York; her brother, Bruce (Mary) Herms of California; her sister-in-law, Marie (Jimmy) Riley of Runaway Bay, Texas; and her daughter-in-law, Lorraine Mills Taylor and her grandsons, Troy and Zane Taylor all of Ten Sleep. She also has family throughout
A graveside service has been scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m. where Emily will be buried near her son and husband in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.
The Jones Funeral Home took care of the cremation in
Bryant Funeral Home is helping the family with the arrangements.