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Sarah Taylor

April 01, 1928 - January 16, 2019

Presque Isle - Sarah Taylor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2019, after a recent illness. She was born on April 1, 1928, to John and Hazel (Briggs) Murphy in Littleton, Maine.
Sarah lived most of her early years in New Limerick, ME on her parents' farm. She attended New Limerick schools and spent her freshman and sophomore years at Ricker High School and junior and senior years at Hodgdon High School where she graduated in 1946.
After high school, Sarah taught elementary school briefly and then worked at Larry's Auto in Houlton. During that time, she started dating Robert (Bob) Taylor. They married in 1952. For several years they moved around a lot as Roberts's job at the telephone company required him to service different parts of New England. In the early 1960s, they settled in Presque Isle where they raised their two daughters.
Sarah was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of State Street Baptist Church where she served on the mission committee as well as hospitality committee for many years. In later years, Sarah and Bob attended Faith Baptist in Blaine, ME.
Sarah was predeceased by her parents, John and Hazel Murphy and by her older sister, Mary Louise (Murphy) Gove.
She is survived by Robert Leigh Taylor her loving husband of 66 years; daughters, Beth (Taylor) Andreasen and her husband, David, of South Portland, ME, and Jody (Taylor) Watkins and her husband, Peter, of Rensselaer, IN; and two grandchildren, Daniel Andreasen and Rachel Andreasen, both of Portland, ME; and her sister, Margaret (Murphy) Graham of Houlton, ME.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019, with a reception to follow at the Duncan-Graves Funeral home, Presque Isle. Interment will be this spring at Fairmont Cemetery. Friends and family wishing to express condolences may do so at www.duncan-graves.com. Donations can be made to State Street Baptist Church, missions fund, 225 State Street, Presque Isle, ME or Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Published on January 18, 2019
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Arlene Beckwith
Jan 23, 2019
Bob, Beth and Jody,
Sending my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your dear wife and miother, Sarah
She was a wonderful Christian testimony.
Myrna McGaffin
Jan 22, 2019
Bob, Beth Jody and Family,
My sincerest condolences to you all upon the transition of your dear wife and mother Sarah. She was such a sweet lady and I always loved talking with her whenever our paths crossed. My love and prayers for peace and comfort go out to you all for your great loss.
Mel & Janet Drake Jonesborough, Tennessese
Jan 19, 2019
We extend our deepest sympathy to Bob and the family in the passing of Sarah, Mom and Grandma. We attended State Street Baptist with Bob and Sarah in years past and loved them very much. May God comfort each of you.