Pauline Moore Taylor

Funeral services for Pauline Moore Taylor, 105, of Liberty, will be held Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10 AM, Liberty Church of Christ with Bro. Bryant Perkins officiating. A time of visitation and fellowship will take place from 9 to 10 AM prior to the service. Interment will be at Holly Grove Cemetery at 1:05 PM, Friday, April 19, 2019.

Mrs. Pauline Moore Taylor was born on October 5, 1913 to Joseph and Ola Lowe Moore at home in Votaw. She passed from this life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at a local care facility.

Pauline was born and raised in Votaw and attended school there. She graduated from Votaw High School in 1931 and then completed a secondary senior year at nearby Saratoga High School the following year. In 1936 Pauline married C.D. “Red” Taylor in Beaumont. Together they lived in Livingston for the majority of her life until 1994 when she moved to Liberty to be closer to family. Mrs. Taylor was a strong Christian woman of great faith. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. For many years she was a bedside nurse, caring for new mothers and their families. She was involved with Polk County Home Demonstrations Club for over 75 years. Mrs. Taylor was a wonderful quilter and did a lot of crochet work as well. All of which she did meticulously by hand.

Pauline never met a stranger and was always known as a people person. She was a lifetime caretaker and was recognized several times by multiple different organizations for her service to others. She was an active member of the women’s auxiliary at the facility where she lived for many years. She was a wonderful mother and was a homemaker at heart. Pauline will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. It is without a doubt that her greatest treasure in life was her family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Pauline is preceded in death by her beloved husband, C.D. “Red” Taylor; a son, Gary Allen Taylor; her parents; and two sisters, Durro Moore Neill; Billie Moore Watkins.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her son, Judge Don Taylor and wife, Barbara; daughter-in-law, Lynn Taylor; Granddaughters, Marsha LaFour, Tammy Hampton and husband, Ken, Michelle Broz and husband, Brian; grandsons, Don Taylor, Jr. and wife, Lori, David Taylor and wife, Belinda; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and close family members.

Honorary pallbearers are: Joe Neill Watkins, Ronnie Neill, Dianne Watkins-Slaughter, Dale Lowe, Don Taylor, Jr., David Taylor, Kris LaFour, David Taylor, Jr., Hunter Taylor, Michael Hampton, Talon Broz, and Corky Cochran.  

The family would like to thank the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital, Magnolia Place Health Care, Kindred Hospice, and Dr. Don Callens for their superior care. 

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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