Patricia Lane Taylor Johnson, 81 of Stratford, went home to be with her Lord and Savior November 10th, 2019. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 15th, at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Stratford. Private family burial will be held in the Stratford Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 13th, from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. at Morrison Funeral Directors in Stratford.
Pat was born July 27, 1938, to Alora Winn Taylor and Thomas Lester Taylor. The Taylor family settled in Sherman County in 1901. As a child living in the country, cowboys were special and Pat always played Dale Evans, the blonde girlfriend of Roy Rogers.
Pat attended school first in Conlin and then to Stratford graduating high school in 1956. She attended Texas Tech University where she made lifelong friends. She married Jerry B. Johnson in January 1959 in Stratford First Baptist church. They lived in Canyon, Lubbock and then Stratford to farm and ranch. They had three children. Jerry Taylor, Sandi Lane, and Thomas Parker who all graduated from Stratford High School.
Pat was very involved in her community, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir at the First Baptist Church. She was always helping with her childrens school and community activities. She was a member of the Prospectus Study Club, Cub Scout den mother, and volunteer swim teacher.
Pat enjoyed traveling, cooking and entertaining for friends new and old.
With friends, she had a catering business. She also was a travel agent and planned wonderful great trips for area friends. She enjoyed spending her winters in Arizona playing golf; unless her grandkids had a sporting event.
Pat leaves behind her daughter Lane Kotara, granddaughter, Landry Kotara, and grandson, Kreed Kotara all of Shallowater, Tx, her younger brother Robert Lester Taylor of Woodland Park, Co, and his special friend Candace Knickerbocker, her niece Kelli Taylor, and great niece Hannah Osowiski of Cannon City, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sons.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Judes childrens hospital.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105