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Evelyn Couch Taylor, 95, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

Evelyn was born on June 19, 1922, in Dallas, Texas to Cecil Redding Couch and Essie (Adams) Couch. She graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas. She married John L. Taylor employed by MKT Railroad. With the start of WWII, she spent her early-married years doing administrative work for the Army's air force in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and San Antonio. Once her children started attending school she began working as the secretary to principals at McDaniel Junior High School, and later a department secretary at Grayson County Community College. She was a committed member of Waples United Methodist Church and involved in the Criterion Class. She was also a member of PEO of Denison, DAR of Sherman-Denison, Texoma Rockhounds, and the Chelsea Garden Renaissance in Sherman. In 2010, she relocating to Buckner Retirement Center in Austin. She continued to be an avid table games player, a diligent bridge and domino partner, and she was a life-long friend of ice cream.

Evelyn is survived by daughters Jeanette Taylor Auerbach and Dr. Linda Taylor, DO, both of Austin, Texas; niece Sara Couch Miller, and nephews Steve and John Couch of Arkansas.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John L. Taylor, who passed away in 2001.

A short memorial service for Evelyn will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at Cedarlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Reverend Jim Bowden of Trinity Methodist Church in Denton officiating. The family requests no flowers to be sent.