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Ida Elizabeth (Pope) Taylor

October 4, 1928 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 93)


Ida Elizabeth Pope Taylor was born on October 4th, 1928 on a ranch outside of Barksdale. When young, she had a case of pneumonia that was mistaken for TB due to its severity. She stayed to aid in her healing process with rest. To pass the time, the other women taught her to knit, crochet, and tat.
She loved to swim in the rivers around Barksdale. She was a good swimmer and loved playing sports. She told the story many times how she broke her arm playing volleyball and Papa rode the bus with her to Uvalde to have it taken care of.
Her Grandma Pope had a stroke and she went and stayed with her in Uvalde. She worked at the hospital and bought herself a scooter for the trips to work. She worked the counter at the drugstore in Uvalde.
She was working at the phone company as an operator when she met her husband and got married. They had seven children together before her divorce. During her married life she did many things to make ends meet. She ironed and sewed for the public. She baked and made all types of things. She was very proud of the ragdolls that she designed and sold.
She also did things like throw a paper route, wash dishes in a cafe, and sell makeup. She did a correspondence course and learned to do upholstery and refinishing. She loved working with her hands and creating. All of which she did to support herself and her children.  
She loved painting and sold her finished works, whatever it took to get by, including working on a novel.
In her later years, she helped with some of her grandchildren.
She also started college in Uvalde and worked part time at a school working with children. She took theater in college and loved doing plays, even taking a starring role.
Later, she opened a business in Uvalde to resell clothes, accessories, and some of her own creations. She retired afterwards.
Her whole life she had a lifelong best friend that stood beside her through it all. They lifted each other up in the bad times and they celebrated together in the good times. Over many cups of coffee around June’s kitchen table, they talked about their hopes and dreams and how best to achieve them. And even apart, they always wrote to each other faithfully.
Ida Elizabeth Pope Taylor passed on May 28, 2022, laid to rest June 6, 2022.
Her family legacy includes: her father, James Ira [Tot] Pope Sr (deceased), her mother, Elsie Estella Perkins Pope (deceased), her sister Lila Estella Pope (deceased), her sister, Loma Lee Pope Clendenin (deceased), her brother James Ira Pope Jr, and her sister-in-law Becky Pope.
Her children, their children, and her extended family including: her son Edward Wesley Taylor Jr (deceased), her granddaughter Melissa Taylor, and her great-grandson Wesley Casares; her daughter Loma Jannette Taylor Brown, her son-in-law Harold Andrew Brown, her grandson Wiliam Andrew Brown, her great-granddaughter Genevieve Marie Brown, her great-granddaughter Vivienne Ameliana-Lynn Brown, and her great-grandson Barrett Andrew Brown, her granddaughter Jole Elise Brown; her son Robert Michael Taylor, her daughter-in-law Sandra Lee Taylor, her grandson Robert Michael Taylor Jr, her grandson Joshua Kalub Welch Sr, her granddaughter-in-law Connie Hernandez Welch, her great-grandson John Anthony Hernandez, her great-granddaughter Sarah Jane Welch, her great-grandson Joshua Kalub Welch Jr, her great-granddaughter Madeline Michelle Welch, her granddaughter Leslie Erin Taylor Chavez, her grandson-in-law Art Harry Chavez, her great-granddaughter Roslyne Taylor Chavez, her great-grandson Andrew Wesley Taylor Chavez, her grandson Christopher Michael Taylor, her great grandson James Baron; her son Albert Lee Taylor (deceased); her son Tracy Dean Taylor, her daughter-in-law Deedee Taylor, her grandson Damion Kozak, her grandson Dylan Kozak, her grandson Gage Taylor, her great-granddaughter Mehle Rose Taylor, her great-grandson Winston Edward Taylor;  her daughter Amanda Estella Taylor Fawcett, her son-in-law Errad Ray Fawcett, her granddaughter Elizabeth Anne Fawcett, her granddaughter Derrad Ray Knoblock, her grandson-in-law Jacob Ryan Knoblock, her great-granddaughter Gracie Lynn Knoblock; her son Sterling Scott Taylor, her daughter-in-law Shellie Taylor, her granddaughter Cassandra Taylor Bazzano, her grandson-in-law Jorge Bazzano, her great-grandson Vincenzo Bazzano, her great-grandson Nicholas Bazzano, her great-granddaughter Ada Taylor, her great-grandson Santino Bazzano, her grandson Mason Scott Taylor, her granddaughter-in-law Desiree Taylor, her great-granddaughter Kalynn Taylor, her great-granddaughter Nora Taylor, her great-granddaughter Millie Taylor, her granddaughter Madysen Sheyenne-Alisa Taylor-Hands, her grandson-in-law Erik Hands, her great-grandson Sebastian Hands, her great-grandson Oliver Hands, and her granddaughter Katie Taylor. 

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