Doris Marie Taylor, cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away after a short illness on Sept. 2, 2009, at the age of 81, in Rocklin, Calif.
Doris was born on May 17, 1928, in Sioux Falls, S.D., and most recently lived in Carson City. In 2007 she moved to California to live with her daughter.
Doris' adventurous spirit allowed her to live in Japan with her husband, travel to Europe, London, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, and the Baltic Sea with her daughter and China with friends. Her Nevada license plate "GOER" perfectly described her lifestyle.
Golf was a passion in Doris' life. She started the sport at the age of 50 and was a member of the Eagle Valley Women's Golf Club for many years. She was honored with awards for President's Cup Low Net in 1988, Ace of Aces Low Net in 1989, Club Championship Low Net in 1996, and was blessed with a hole-in-one in June 1996.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and brother Raymond Millette. She is survived by her daughter Sharon McMillan (Jerry); son Steve Taylor; brother Orval Millette; sister Betty Jean Embrey; granddaughters Devonie Mendonca (Marc), Michelle Wulfestieg (Steven) and Ashley Alvarez (Mickey); great-grandchildren Kalie, Kevin and Michael. She will also be missed by her step-grandchildren Shannon Veilleux (Jeff), Shane McMillan (Karen), Holly Sharp (Charles), and step great-grandchildren Mason, Haley, Avery, Payton, Jensen, many nieces and nephews, and a wide array of very dear friends, mostly in Carson City.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, proceeded by viewing at 10 a.m. at Walton's. A reception at Silver Oaks Country Club will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in her name to Spencer Hospice Foundation, 3401 Sunflower Ave # 115, Santa Ana, CA 92704.