Summarized by Kent Larsen
Gay Dimick Taylor
Salt Lake Tribune 27Apr00 P2
REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA -- Gay Dimick Taylor, widow of LDS author
Samuel W. Taylor, died at home on April 22nd, at the age of 92.
Sister Taylor was a support and partner to her husband and an active
LDS Church member, sharing her talents with her Relief Society.
A native of Soda Springs, Idaho, Gay received a Bachelor's degree
from BYU in 1930, where she met Samuel W. Taylor, a son of former LDS
Apostle John W. Taylor.The couple married in California in 1934,
residing in Palo Alto until they could build their own home,
including making the adobe bricks used in it, in 1940 in Redwood City.
While living there, Gay worked for Stanford's Hoover War Library from
1930 to 1940 and then directed the Russian War Relief in the 1940's.
Her husband's writing soon became popular, and he produced the
stories that the movies 'Flubber' and 'The Absent Minded Professor'
were based on.
The Taylor's created a home that was a support and resting placed to
dozens, including "brothers and
sisters, nieces and nephews, rebellious neighbor children, cousins,
Hollywood writer collaborators, New York agents, fans, and seekers,
all of whom received their hospitality, care, talk and homemade bread.