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Mildred Good Taylor

19 September, 19234 May, 2021
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Mildred Good Taylor, a professional artist and descendent of one of the original pioneer families that settled north Texas, passed away peacefully on May 4th, 2021. The last few years of her life she resided near her son's family in Virginia.

Born on September 19, 1923 in Dallas, Texas, Mildred Good was the daughter of prominent farmer, rancher and cotton-ginner Rex E Good and Katherine Thomas Good of Carrollton, Texas and the great-granddaughter of Noah Good who settled in the Farmers Branch area in 1846 as part of the Peters Colony. Mildred graduated from Carrollton High School and attended Baylor University to study art. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, she left Baylor to support the war effort and worked at the FBI in Washington DC as an artist, drawing sketches of suspected spies from witness descriptions. During this period, she earned a private pilot's license.

She went on to study art at the Art Students League in New York City until she married in 1950, but continued art studies at the Corcoran School of Arts and at American University in Washington DC , mentoring under several internationally recognized artists and printmakers like Krishna Reddy and Robert F Gates. A well know artist herself, her prints, sculptures and wood cuts were featured in numerous art shows and galleries, including the Corcoran Gallery of Arts, and the National Gallery of Art. She joined several other artists as an early owner-member of the Studio Gallery in Washington DC in the 1960s, that remains to this day a premier artist-owned Gallery. Returning to Texas in 1966, upon her husband's retirement from the Air Force, she continued her art work until late in life at her home studio in Arlington, Texas. She was a life member of Art Students League of New York, a charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Optimist Club of Fort Worth and the First Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chaplain, Major General Robert P Taylor, USAF, of Henderson, Texas, a former POW of the Japanese in WWII who became Air Force Chief of Chaplains, and later Director of Development at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary . She is survived by her son Robert P Taylor Jr; daughter-in-law Mary Beth Savary Taylor; grandchildren Matthew Taylor, Jordan Taylor Miller, Katherine Taylor and Lauren Taylor; and great-grand children Preston Miller, Rex Miller and Landon Taylor.

Mrs Taylor will be buried at Restland Cemetery in Dallas on May 29th and her funeral arrangements will be provided by Moore Funeral Home of Arlington, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Museum of Women in the Arts or a charity of choice in Mildred's honor

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, 29 May , 2021

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Cherri Woods

9 May 2021

To the family of Mildred,
Sorry for your loss. Did you know that the dead can live again? Acts 24:15 promises that "There is going to be a resurrection" Those who are brought back to life on earth will have the prospect of living forever. Psalm 37:11
John 5: 28,29 says Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (Jesus) and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.
Hope these scriptures bring you comfort!

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Mildred Good Taylor
September 19, 1923 - May 4, 2021

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September 19, 1923 - May 4, 2021

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