Pawhuska resident Ida June “Judy” Taylor passed away Nov. 9, 2016 in the OSU Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla. She was 88 years old.
Judy was born June 7, 1928 in Barnsdall, Okla., the daughter of John K. and Dossie (Betten) Davis. On Nov. 3, 1946, she married James Elbert “Cotton” Taylor in Sedan, Kans. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2003. Judy had worked for the State Employment office and serviced on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. She worked tirelessly for many years with the Osage County Historical Society, serving in many capacities. In October of 2009, the Board of Directors of the OCHS prepared a Resolution bestowing the title of President Emeritus upon Judy in recognition of her work. Likewise, the City of Pawhuska issued a Proclamation in recognition of her lifelong contribution to the preservation of Osage County history. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Pawhuska.
Her four daughters: Barbara Pease, Jamie McLain, Jo West, Nancy Lewis and husband, Don;
Her son: James A. Taylor, Sr., and wife, Debbie;
Ten grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Judy was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons, one great-grandchild and siblings Everett Davis, Dorothy Hartness, Francis Bighorse, Elia Young, Jennie King, John Davis, Joy Shanks, Rosalie Tanner, Louis “Red” Davis and Jeanne Morgan.
Mass was held on Nov. 15 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Sean Donovan will officiate. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.