ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 24 Feb 2001   For week ended April 30, 2000
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church
Sent on Mormon-News: 28Apr00

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.


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information