Sarah Jane Taylor was born on October 16, 1940 at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore City. She passed on August 19, 2021 at her home in Carroll Lutheran Village.
She was the daughter of Wm. Webster & Sarah Rutledge Mays Sauter. She spent many happy hours on the Sauter farm which was located in Woodlawn and dated back to 1837.
Sarah attended the Woodlawn Elementary School, graduated from the Milford Mill Jr.-Sr. High School in 1958 and West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1961 with a Bachelors and Masters Degree.
She taught at Lee High School in Fairfax, Virginia, Woodlawn Jr. High School, Woodlawn Sr. High School, Johnnycake Jr. High School.
In 1986 she married Robert George Taylor, also a teacher. Bob died in 2012.
Sarah attended worship and was active at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa and Grand View Christian Church in Fallston. They moved to Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, Md. in 2006 and she was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Finksburg.
She served on committees at CLV and had many interests including gardening where she had her own plot. Her hobbies included helping neighbors, delivering local papers at the Village, and especially genealogy. She was spontaneous about life and passionate about genealogy where she took many trips to the Library of Congress where she did research. She never met a historic cemetery that she didn’t want to visit. She belonged to the Maryland Historical Society and the Baltimore County Genealogy Society.
Sarah Jane was predeceased by her parents, her sister Ida Elizabeth “Betty” Garlock and survived by nephews Lee Garlock and David Garlock and cousins Louis Piel, Joyce Sauter Iglehart, Carole Scott and Karen Iglehart.
Her service of celebration will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Krug Chapel on the campus of Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD. 21158. Safe health practices are observed, including masks.
She was loved beyond measure and will be remembered and missed by family and friends. Janie, as she was often called, was special.
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