Mella Garley Taylor, age 81, born in Winslow, Arizona and longtime resident of the South Valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020. Ms. Taylor is survived by her children, Alex Taylor and daughter-in-law, Christine, former New Mexico Senator, James Taylor, Dr. Janelle Taylor Garcia PhD and son-in-law, James; siblings, Edward Garley and wife, Sue, Dolores Garcia and husband, Julian; grandchildren, Alex James Taylor, Alicia Sisneros, Stephanie Harrell, Daniel Taylor, David James Garcia and Brian Garcia as well as eleven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Priscilla Taylor and Marty Crespin.
A visitation will be Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Alex James Taylor, Daniel Taylor, David James Garcia, Brian Garcia, Miguel Garcia and John Robert Garley.
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