Helen Marie Taylor AKA Blondie or Squeaky
Born March 23, 1933, as Helen Marie Simpson in Clinton, KY.
Shortly after she graduated high school, her and her family moved to Morro Bay, CA.
She attended junior college in San Luis Obispo and received a 2-year degree.
On Sept. 19, 1958, she married Paul S. Taylor, who still had 2 weeks left of service to the United States Coast Guard. They lived in the Oakland light house for the first two weeks of their marriage.
Their next move was to the apartment above the Fair Oaks Theater in Arroyo Grande CA to manage the movie theater.
A few years later mom got a dispatch job with Grover City and was asked to move to Grover, so they purchased the house on Seabright.
Mom had many odd jobs in her lifetime: At a lamp factory; Gibbson greeting card merchandiser; Pepsi Co. counting displays; and Camp Fire Girls secretary.
She was always busy with TOPs club and many hobbies of cooking and gardening. Her favorites were keeping up with the lives of movie stars and scrapbooking newspaper articles.
She collected cats! Yes, I said CATS! When ever a stray would come into the yard, she would get them fixed and keep them. She was kind of the crazy cat lady in the neighborhood.
Her talents were known by many. She could design and sew anything. Her art teacher in college wanted to sell her amazing charcoal pictures, and as a child, she designed clothes for her paper dolls.
Some of her best memories were cheer leading. She was a cheer leader for 8 years of her life, 2 years in junior high, 4 years in high school and 2 years in junior college. I would be down the street and Mom would yell out the front door and I would know it was Dinner time. Grover PD joked that she didn’t need a radio to call them for dispatch either.
Helen Marie Taylor was a caring Wife/Sister loving Mom/Mother in-law and proud Grammie.
I will never forget that My Mom was my personal cheerleader ALWAYS!
December 1, 2021
Arroyo Grande Cemetery
895 El Camino Real
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420