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In Memory of

Rose Ann Taylor

May 19, 1916 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


Rose Ann (Devich) Taylor of Lawrenceville, Georgia(formerly of Midwest City OK) passed away on Wednesday June 14 at Delmar Gardens at the age of 101. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother with a strong faith and a loving kindness to all she met.


Rose was born to the late Rudolph and Paulina Devich on May 19, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois. Rose graduated from Lindbloom High School in Chicago in 1924 and then went on to attend business school. She married the late James "Jim" Taylor in 1944. They had two...

Rose Ann (Devich) Taylor of Lawrenceville, Georgia(formerly of Midwest City OK) passed away on Wednesday June 14 at Delmar Gardens at the age of 101. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother with a strong faith and a loving kindness to all she met.


Rose was born to the late Rudolph and Paulina Devich on May 19, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois. Rose graduated from Lindbloom High School in Chicago in 1924 and then went on to attend business school. She married the late James "Jim" Taylor in 1944. They had two daughters, Pauline and Christine. Jim was a career Army officer, and he, Rose, and their daughters lived in several states, as well as in Germany, before settling in Midwest City, Oklahoma, where Rose and Jim lived before relocating to Georgia in 2000.

Prior to her marriage, Rose was employed in retail sales. During World War II, she worked in a defense plant, building airplanes for the war effort. Thus, Rose was an original "Rosie the Riveter." After marrying Jim while he was on a brief leave from the Pacific Front during WWII, Rose became a homemaker. She was active in supporting her children in school through various organizations including the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). In addition, Rose was a member of several military and veterans' wives organizations.

Rose was a devout Catholic who was passionate about supporting her church and its charitable efforts. She was a long time member, Catholic Woman of the Year, and officer of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Altar Society in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and coordinator of fundraising efforts such as its annual holiday craft fair. She was also one of the founding members of the Columbiettes at St. Philip Neri, a women's auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus. At the time of her passing, Rose was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

After Jim's retirement, Rose enjoyed their travels to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and across the country, including several trips in their camper trailer. She also enjoyed sewing and craft work. She was making crafts for underprivileged children even in her later years. Rose especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.


In 2001, Rose moved to Delmar Gardens Retirement Community in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she was well known for her kind heart and loving nature. She was active in Delmar activities including the Senior Olympics and the Delmar Darlings performance team.
Rose is survived by her two daughters and their husbands: Pauline and Gene Holloway of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Christine Taylor and Myron Anderson of Surprise, AZ. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Cathryn Taylor-Anderson of Phoenix, AZ, and Sorin Nicholas & Xiomara Taylor-Anderson of Phoenix, AZ; step grandchildren Harold & Tammy Todd of Somerville, TN, Bill & Jeaninne Holloway of Southaven, MS, Wendy & Ron Brewer of Millington, TN, Russ Holloway of Pensacola, FL, Lacy & Randy Denny of Oxford, MS, 13 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA. Rose will be laid to rest next to her beloved Jim in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, with burial to be announced. The family expresses love and gratitude to the staff of Delmar Gardens of Lawrenceville for 16 years of loving friendship and care, to Roslyn Abrams and Abramscare care team for lovingly sitting by her side the past year, and Father Jim Harrison of St. Margarite d'Youville parish for his weekly visits and bringing Holy Communion and Last Rites. And to Terri Steely, Carol Mullins and Wanda Cole of Compassus Hospice for helping insure her transition to her Heavenly Home was free of pain and anxiety. Thank you to all of these Angels and to our friends and family.