|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1941|
San Joaquin County
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2011|
Patricia Frances Taylor, 69, of Braggs, died Saturday, July 2, 2011. She was born January 4, 1942 in French Camp, California to Elbert Lukes Chisum and Lois (Roberts) Chisum. Pat graduated from high school in Deer, Arkansas and continued her education at Bacone College for two years. In 1968, Pat moved from Benhur, Arkansas to Muskogee with her husband, David Taylor. She worked for Muskogee Police Department for 24 years. She was ordained with the Assembly of God and was head of Christian Police Officers at the Muskogee Police Department. She loved to sing and recorded several songs. Pat and David have several acres outside of Braggs, where they raise deer and rehabilitate wildlife. The couple bring wildlife close to home with cover and food provided by trees, bushes and flowers and with water provided by two sources - a bird bath which recirculates water over a series of small pools and falls and a washtub-sized, homemade pool with a dripping spring. The Taylors piled native rock around the pool and surrounded it with pots of flowers, including coleus, mums, begonias, and transplants of Arkansas ferns. "It's soothing and peaceful," said Pat, who also put a wooden bench next to the wildlife enticement. "I've always loved water. It adds so much to a yard, and we have more birds coming now because of the water than we had last year when I put out 500 pounds of seed." Pat was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Chisum, father, Eb Chisum and sister, Elizabeth. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Taylor of Braggs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Kelly Taylor of Burleston, TX and K.T. and Gayla Taylor of Braggs; granddaughter, Amanda of Owasso, whom she loved dearly; brother, Bob Chisum of Catoosa; brother-in-law, Bill and his wife, Karen, of Vacaville, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Christian Chapel, 4043 W. Chandler Road, Muskogee with Pastor Conrad Barrett officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Plunkett Cemetery near Gore, OK. Pallbearers will be Loretta Foye, Wadie Morton, Todd Whitman, Frank Lake, David Taylor and Chris Taylor. Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.
Lois Wilma Chisum (1920 - 2000)
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
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