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ALLEN DAVIS TAYLOR
1916-2004

At 88, Allen Davis Taylor was our oldest Ground Angel and had been with the program since its inception. Mr. Taylor passed away on April 9th, 2004 at 12:35pm.

Messages from the Guestbook for Allen Davis Taylor:

May 10, 2004
I feel that I have been a friend of the Taylor family for many years. We did not meet Allen until after world-war two. Our visits wee at the beach house at the surfside and the house on the river.to us he is a gentleman and friend.
Thurman & Jimmie
Thurman & Jimmie Green (Angleton, TX )

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May 8, 2004
Allen Taylor was an uncommon man and it was a privilege to know him, to see his courage in action, and to taste his love of life.
Conrad Bowman (Houston, TX )

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May 6, 2004
I was priveliledged to know Allen.I am from his generationso we had a lot in common.I found it was a blessing to have him as a friend.I always admired Allen for his determination to live life to the fullest inspite of some health problems that few could handle and no one better than Allen.We need more men like Allen to set examples for our young people today.Allen was a fighter and did not know how to quit or fail to make the best out of some difficult times.I am proud to say it has been a blessing to have a true friend like Allen.May God Bless the loved ones and many friends of Allen Sincerely Ted Broughton
Ted Broughton (Pasadena, TX )
tedbroughton2003@aol.com

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May 6, 2004

Ted

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May 6, 2004
Allen became my best supporter for compiling Taylor family history. His encouragement was appreciated. Maybe, now, when I think about the stamina and effort Allen put into every day of living, I will get the critical part - the parents of our great, great grandparents. We were blessed to have had him with us this long.
Bill and Lucy Patton (College Station, TX )

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May 6, 2004
I have fond memories of Allen. I was Rick's secretary for several years and remember he always had a kind word to say and brought me flowers from his garden and fresh baked goodies. He was a special man and he will be missed.
Cindy Rose (Hockley, TX )
cindy.rose@rausconstruction.com

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May 6, 2004
When I was a poverty stricken college student (now I'm a poverty stricken college professor)I got a co-op job in Freeport, Tex. I needed a place to live, but the only places I could afford were s--- holes. Uncle Allen found out about my situation and offered to let me stay at his very nice beachhouse for free! It let me save money for grad school. He was a great guy, and I'll never forget him.
Frank (Buzz) Taylor (Corpus Christi)

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May 6, 2004
For people who may not know I am Allen's grandson. We just wanted to say we love you granddad, we will miss you.
Ryan,Brenda,Tyler,Hailey,Peyton Allen Taylor (Spring, TX )
jr27_taylor@hotmail.com

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May 5, 2004
Jim & I met Allen a few years ago. We were so impressed with his outlook on life. He had had his trials with his health prior to our meeting him. Even through his daily obstacles he was so very positive, happy and sincere. That meeting began a long email relationship. I never emailed Allen that he did not respond very quickly. He was always so compassionate, wise and pleasureable to communicate with. I always appreciated his advice and his sincerity. The world is a richer place for having Allen Taylor in it. I miss not being able to communicate with him. We will never forget Allen Taylor.
Jim and Jackie Lindsay (Pollok, TX )
j2lindsay@peoplepc.com

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April 23, 2004
David Taylor (San Antonio, TX )
dtaylor3@satx.rr.com


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April 13, 2004
We are part of the Ground Angels Program and feel about the program as Mr. Taylor did. We did not personally know him but felt like we did. We are hoping to meet and transport the patients he handled. What a teacher and
an example for all the rest of us - not only in this program but also in our lives.
Thomas & Quida Bennett (Houston, TX )

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April 13, 2004
Thank you to those of you who have shared glimpses into Allen's life and personality. He was my husband's grandfather, but I never was able to meet him in person, so am thankful to read these things...
Lisa Taylor (New York, NY )
lisa@hfny.org

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April 11, 2004
Hello! I am a friend of Angel Flight and the Ground Angels and also of Kathy Broussard. I did not have the honor of
knowing Mr. Taylor but felt like I did through Kathy. What an inspiration he was and continues to be for all of us. What strength and courage and what humanity. He truly understood what the Angel Flight patients were going through and he continued to help throughout his own obstacles. How blessed this world has been that Allen Taylor was part of it.
De Guggenheim (Houston, TX )
dguggenheim@a-g-a.com

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April 11, 2004
Just wanted to say how important and special Allen is and how many people that he touched and made a difference in their lives.
Kathy Broussard (Baytown, TX )

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To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
   (Author Unknown)

When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, You can only guess,
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it is time I travel alone.

So greive a while for if grieve you must,
then let your grief be, comforted by trust.
It's only for awhile that we must part,
so bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All of my love around you, soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say,.......

"Welcome Home"

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