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Patricia E. Taylor, age 81, residing in Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, Indiana passed away on Saturday morning, February 10, 2018 at home. She was born on June 2, 1936 to the late Loyal and Leona (Leggitt) Eaton. Pat and her brothers, the late Larry and Monroe “Monti” Eaton, were lovingly raised in Green Springs, Ohio by Loyal and her step-mother Helen (Shoup) Eaton.
While in her senior year of high school Pat caught the eye of James I. Taylor from the neighboring town of Clyde, Ohio. On January 28, 1956, Pat and Jim married in Clyde and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. They settled in South Bend in 1976 after living in State College, Pennsylvania.
Pat is survived by her devoted husband Jim; daughter,Elizabeth A. (Robert) Keen of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; her son, Stanton J. (Susanne) Taylor of Libertyville, Illinois; and three grandchildren, Brendan Keen, Nicholas and Lauren Taylor.
Pat’s love for animals was a theme throughout her life. She loved all four legged animals but especially rabbits, cats, dogs and horses. She was an accomplished equestrian trainer. She and Raffendi, her Arabian horse/companion of 30 years, won many awards culminating in the prestigious Purebred Legion of Honor from the International Arabian Horse Association.
Pat volunteered at Christ Child Society and enjoyed the Oak Park Estates Book Club and Ladies of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s. She was an accomplished gardener and a member of the Granger Garden Club. Pat loved her time in the kitchen preparing special meals for family and friends.
Pat was loved by many. After 65 years, Jim still carries Pat’s high school picture in his wallet.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, at Our Lady of Holy Cross Chapel, in the Holy Cross Village Dujarie House, 54515 IN-933, Notre Dame, IN. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to services.
Jim is grateful for those who helped him care for Pat. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be offered to the Center for Hospice www.cfhcare.org or CurePSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) www.psp.org Palmer Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be shared through www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
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