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TAYLOR, Mary Elizabeth 83, of Lancaster, passed away June 24, 2011. Mary was born September 28, 1927 to Graves and Myrtle Cruchfield. She joined the Army Women's Corp. in May 1944, and was stationed with Gene Autry at Love Field, where she became his driver and then his friend. Mary moved to California where she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Taylor, in April 1947. Mary enjoyed photography, dance, and was employed at Lockheed before raising three daughters. She is preceded in death by Bill, 6 siblings, daughter Linda, granddaughter Kalynn. Mary is survived by sister Pat, daughters Karen Christensen of Lancaster, Janice Powell of Colorado, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and niece Cindy King who she helped raise. A service will be held 11:00AM, Saturday at Joshua Memorial Park.

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