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Taylor, Maurita F.

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February 3, 1937 - October 24, 2016

Taylor, Maurita F.

Maurita Fay Taylor, 79, passed away October 24, 2016 with her loving family by her side. During her college days, a classmate nicknamed her “Marty” and it stuck.  It was while she was in college that she met the love of her life, Loy C. Taylor, a fellow student.  They were married sixty days shy of sixty years.  They had two daughters, Alisa and Stacy. She was born in Mayfield, Oklahoma to Elmer and Grace Prock.  They later moved to Pampa, Texas where she attended high school.  She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a teaching degree and later received a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and educated students for over forty years.

Marty was a member of Hope Fellowship Church in Frisco, Texas.  She had a deep, abiding faith in God and her positive attitude was an inspiration to all who knew her.   She fought a valiant battle with cancer, never complaining, never losing her sense of humor, and never losing that positive outlook.  She was a caring and well-loved teacher and guidance counselor at Plano East Senior High School for twenty years before retiring from Plano ISD and dedicating the rest of her life to educating and helping others.

She volunteered tirelessly with the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation, and she supported City House in Plano for twenty-nine years.  That support continued throughout her retirement.  She enjoyed planting and tending her flower garden.  Marty was energetic, quick-witted, loved by all who knew her, and will be forever in our hearts.

Marty is survived by her husband Loy, and children, Alisa Kimbrell, her husband Brian Kimbrell, Stacy Taylor and her Fiancee Bobby Williams, as well as her sisters Wilma Hogan and Bonnie Woestendiek.  Her family was her greatest joy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on November 5th at 2:00 p.m. at 3R’s Ranch, 1695 Coit Road in Prosper, Texas.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to City House Shelter in Plano, Texas,, where you can contact Karen Volker and donate in Marty’s name.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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Dot and Gary Ray

December 03, 2016 4:38PM

Mrs. Taylor was a key part of many Kirtland Central High School students' successful careers. She was an outstanding English teacher and served as a class sponsor to quite a rowdy bunch. Her and Mr. Taylor were instrumental in helping us mature into adulthood and beyond. We wish Mr. Taylor all the best as he and his family struggle to get thru each day without his helpmate. God Bless you all.............

Tom & Pam Ross

November 29, 2016 9:52PM

She was a beautiful person and will be missed by all who knew her. Our thought and prayer are with your family.

Carol Chester

November 04, 2016 11:57AM

I knew Marty for about 2 yrs prior to her death via Lady's Sr. Luncheons. She was a warm, beautiful person & I enjoyed discussing life issues with her. She seemed very positive during long fought battle w/her health. Her testimony of her family & Godly life was very inspiring. Pls accept by condolences for her loss. I am certain she is rejoicing in heaven. Praise the Lord.