Margaret Eileen (Peggy) Taylor, formerly of North Fork, died in Clovis on Feb. 28, 2016, at the age of 87. She was born on Oct. 6, 1928, in Carman, Manitoba, Canada, to Randolph and Edna Woods.
Upon graduating high school, Peggy entered the nursing program at Winnipeg General Hospital and became a Registered Nurse. She continued working as an RN for the next 45 years. Peggy married Vance Taylor in 1951, and following the birth of their first three children, the family immigrated to the U.S. in 1956.
After living along the central coast and in Southern California, the family moved to North Fork in 1969, where they resided for the next 33 years. During this time, Peggy worked as an RN at Wish-I-Lodge. The last 18 years, she was Director of Nursing at Wish-I-Ah. In 2002, Vance and Peggy retired and moved to Coarsegold.
Peggy loved her children and grandchildren dearly, eagerly following their sporting events and adventures. She enjoyed walking, gardening, and watching football. During retirement, some of her fondest memories were of the times she and Vance traveled in their 5th-wheel with the Elks Rig Runners.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Vance Taylor; her two sons, Greig and Sean Taylor; and her son-in-law, Tom Blagg.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her brother, Bob Woods of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; her daughter Lori Grose and husband Dave of Woodland, Calif.; her daughter Kelly Blagg; and grandchildren, Megan and Taylor Grose, and Brenna and Kaitlin Blagg.
A Celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the Oak Creek Clubhouse, 46041 Road 415 in Coarsegold, on Monday, Mar. 21, at 2 p.m., with burial at North Fork Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the the donor’s favorite charity, or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in memory of Tom Blagg, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or online at www.themmrf.org