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Sister Patricia Ann (Wilbur) Taylor, BVM

Sister Patricia Ann (Wilbur) Taylor, BVM, 93, of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1160 Carmel Drive, died May 19, 2023.

Visitation and Committal for Natural Burial was Monday, May 22, 2023, with burial in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Sharing of Memories was May 26, 2023 in the Mary Frances Clarke Chapel at Mount Carmel Bluffs, followed by a Memorial Mass.

Sister Patricia Ann was an elementary teacher in Chicago; Chattanooga, Tenn.; North Hollywood, Calif.; and Tempe, Ariz.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Reuben and Agatha (Keffeler) Taylor. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1948, from St. John Parish, Des Moines, Iowa. She professed first vows on March 19, 1951, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1956.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Donald, Robert, and Nick and special cousin Bob Keffeler. She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 74 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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  1. Sister Patricia Ann was my teacher at St Charles Borromeo in North Hollywood CA. Not only was she a fantastic teacher, she was very entertaining. She made learning fun. I had a lot of trouble paying attention in school and fought with most teachers, except for her. We stayed in touch over the years and you wouldn’t believe the things we joked about, including death. I loved her sense of humor! Sister Pat will be sorely missed. Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever and I’m a better person for having known her.
    Juliet Avola
    St Charles Class of 1972

  2. I worked as a unit clerk at Marion Hall and Sr. Pat and I became friends through a shared love of computers. My husband and I grew a large garden and I would bring her cherry tomatoes which she would share with the Sisters. We had many wonderful conversations and I will always cherish them as well as the friendship we forged. Rest in peace, sweet lady, you will be missed.

  3. Just received a letter in the mail of sister Pats passing. I actually met sister Pat online. We chatted a lot and talked on the phone a time or two. Sister Pat was such a caring and compassionate person. I always enjoyed our chats. Regretfully, we lost touch over the last few years. Sister Pat you will be missed and will always be remembered and in my heart. Hugs sent to Heaven!!!

  4. Sr. Pat began writing letters to me for my Aunt Catherine (Sr. Miguela) when she could no longer correspond with me. She was intrigued as I lived in O’Neill, Nebraska. She said that was the birthplace and burial place of her father, although we were never able to locate his grave.

    She was a whiz at computers and genealogy and while our friendship was centered around Aunt Catherine, our connection grew.

    After both Aunt Catherine and Aunt Margaret died, Sr. Pat and I kept in touch for over 20 years.

    As she fought through her illnesses, she apologized for sometimes not knowing me but she always responded to my letters.

    Such a beautiful soul! May God hold her in the palm of His hand!

  5. She was a kind and loving person. She taught my sons when they were in the 5th grade at St. Charles School. She always had a bronchitis problem.

    Sister got me interested in teaching children with reading, and I loved it. I think that volunteering stirred my interest in offering my services at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles which I did for 53 years – the only one who did so. Nobody even stayed 50 years. I am 96 now.

    Sister Patricia always wrote the most inspiring letters to me at Christmas and Easter. As she became more ill, I didn’t hear from her any more.

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