Elizabeth G. Taylor, 88, of Hendersonville passed away on Thursday October 22, 2020 after a long period of cardiac failure.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Henderson County, the daughter of the late Ralph and Velma Guice. Her husband Manuel Taylor preceded her in death after 47 and ½ years of marriage. Her only brother John Roland Guice also preceded her in death.
She graduated from Dana High School in 1950. In her younger years she was raised on a farm and was an active member of 4-H Club. She had many home making projects and a registered Guernsey cow which she showed at many fairs and cattle shows. In 1951 she was selected to represent Western NC in the International Farm Youth Exchange program. She spent the summer with four families in Belgium and Luxemburg, living and working with them as well as learning
She attended East Tennessee Baptist Hospital to become a nurse. She returned to work at Pardee Memorial Hospital where she worked for 39 ½ years. Twenty of those years were spent as the Director of Nursing. The reminder of her time was in a Nursing management position.
She continued her interest in farm work and served as a 4-H leader. Her retirement years were spent with her grandsons in 4-H. That was a delight for the farm grandmother. Her hobbies included scrapbooking, quilting, ancestry recording and being of help to family and friends who needed her. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, from the age of 9.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joe Taylor (Suzanne) and Nicky Runk (Kristie); step-daughter, Belinda Eckhardt (Paul); sister, Louise Orr Pack; grandchildren, Marc Taylor (Kimberly), Seth Taylor, Xander Runk and Ellie Runk; great-grandchild, Harley Jane Taylor; and three especially close friends that helped her through her illness and hard times: Judy Justus, Elaine Morrison and Susan Shipp.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Young and all the staff at Carolina Village Medical Center and Carolina Village Care Center for excellent care and encouragement, and for the special care by Hospice.
Mrs. Taylor will be laid to rest beside her late husband at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in a private graveside service for the family, due to current circumstances. The family requests no flowers or food, and that donations may be made to: The Hospice of your choice, Global Outreach Runk Mission or The Academy at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC.