Zelma Wright Taylor, 95, died Jan. 11, 2008.
Born near Elgin in Bastrop County on Feb. 24, 1912, she was the daughter of Barney E. and Mae McClintock Wright. Upon moving south of Robstown in 1917, they became one of Nueces County's pioneer farm families. She graduated from Robstown High School and attended Texas A&I College until the depression sent her home. She met her future husband of 52 years, Johnny Taylor, at his job at Boucher's Drugstore in Robstown, and they married on Oct. 31, 1932. She and Johnny raised three children and moved to Salado upon retirement in 1979, where she lived for the next 24 years. She lived in Lewisville near her sons during the last few years of her life. Zelma was an accomplished artist and author, but she dreamed of acting. In her later years, she realized those dreams when she performed in the annual Table Rock Festival production "Salado Legends" and was an extra in the 1995 film starring Robert Duvall, "Stars Fell on Henrietta." She was an active member of the Robstown Art Colony, and at the time of her death, the bible study she had written during the past 20 years was being published. She had been a member of the First Christian Church in Corpus Christi, and later in Temple.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Horace E. Wright; and her daughter, Zanda M. Boone.
She is survived by her son, Mike Taylor and his wife, Cheri, of Highland Village, her son, Lance Taylor and his wife, Mary Jane, of The Colony, her son-in-law, Elmer E. Boone; her grandchildren, Tommy Boone, Sabrina Stuckey and her husband, Parker, John Taylor, Lauren Callahan and her husband, Kevin, Michelle Taylor, and Creed Taylor.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Robstown Memorial Park.
Sawyer-George Funeral Home