Clara “Ann” Taggart-Taylor, 91, passed away February 15, 2022, in Sequim, Washington, from natural causes. Born April 15, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, Ann was the daughter of the late George Washington Powell and Ina Myrtle (Gadberry) Powell. She was preceded in death by her sister Norma Jean (Powell) Spencer; first husband Wilbur (John) Taggart, and second husband John Taylor. Ann is survived by her two sons: Bruce (and wife, Raquel) Taggart of Martinsburg, WV, and Mark Taggart of Portland, OR; grandchildren Valerie, Mark, and Joshua; three great-grandchildren; niece, Bonnie (Spencer) Brown and nephew, William (Bill) Spencer.
Ann spent her early childhood in Denver, Colorado, where her family had a general store before moving to Tri-Cities, Washington, during World War II. There she spent her teen years and attended the University of Washington
Ann had a lifelong love of art and crafts. As an artist, Ann painted numerous beautiful oils of Alaska which she sold at the Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage every year while living in Alaska. During her years in Sequim, she began painting watercolors of numerous local scenes throughout the area. As a quilter she crafted many beautiful quilts for family and friends and was a lifetime member of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club of the Olympic Peninsula. Ann crocheted and tatted as well and loved freely teaching and sharing all her skills and knowledge with others. While in her early 80s, she took great pride and honor in handcrafting and sewing a beautiful wedding dress for her only granddaughter.
Ann was a loving person and will be missed by those who knew her.