Jenny Pauline (Polly) Taylor

Published 2:41 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Jenny Pauline (Polly) Taylor, 91, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She was born in Deridder, Louisiana on December 14, 1924 to Paul and Octavia Garner.  Polly graduated from Sugar Town High School and received her nursing degree from St. Mary’s Hospital. She married Archie L. Taylor, Jr. June 10, 1954.

Polly had an unwavering faith in God and had a passion for being a caregiver to many. She devoted over 50 years of her life as a Registered Nurse and retired at the age of 70. Throughout her life she maintained a simple life. After her late husband, Archie died in 1980 Polly became the cornerstone for her family. She was a loving and protective mother who always wanted the best for her children. She loved to dress up and attend “Mardi Gras” events with her late daughter, Catherine E. Taylor. Polly enjoyed going to Estate sales, playing bridge (eating jalapenos while doing so) and watching her ‘soaps’. Polly’s smile and sense of humor will greatly be missed by all who knew her.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents; Paul B. Garner and Octavia Bailey Garner; husband, Archie Leonard Taylor, Jr.; daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Taylor; brothers, Roy Garner and wife Grace, Leo Garner and wife Bobby, Chester R. Garner; sisters, Helen Purkey and husband Otis; Gertrude “Gertie” Deason, Myrtle Wingate and husband Joe; sister-in-law, Anne Garner and brothers-in-law, Clyde O’Neal and Gus Bostrum. She is survived by her son, John Taylor and wife Rhonda; grandchildren, Brooke Taylor and John Weldon Taylor; brother, Henry Garner; sisters, Mable O’Neal and Catherine Bostrum.

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A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., with a Celebration of Life to begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2016 at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.