She was born April 20, 1941, in Mason City, Iowa, as the youngest daughter of Earl Taylor and Jessie Mae Brooks of Georgia.
Her life’s work was caring for plants, animals, her husband Pete and her elderly father, and she had a great love of chocolate.
Polly was a member of the choir at Unity Church of Ukiah, Calif. She distributed all of her worldly goods to her friends and family before passing.
Polly was a blessing to her friends in Mendocino and Sonoma counties having lived in Hopland for the past 21 years, as well as to her dogs, Max and Rocky, in particular.
She leaves a love of life, compassion and a sense of humor to the world, especially to her sister, Nancy West, and her children, Caroline, Steve, Jason and Judy, and her husband, George Bishop; Judy’s children, Nancy and Laurie; and her dearest friend, Sarah Wilson, and her husband, Dennis; to my Esha and to Traci and Chris Rorbaugh.
Polly’s ashes will be spread on her mother’s grave in Nacoochee, Ga. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the guestbook is available at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. Any remembrances in Polly’s memory can be made to Plumas Community Hospice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.
The Clayton Tribune, Nov. 3, 2011