FRANCES ANN TAYLOR Feb. 24, 1938 – July 3, 2021
Frances Ann Taylor (née Lamb) a longtime resident of Los Alamos, rejoined her husband, James, at the age of 83, peacefully July 3, 2021, at home in the company of her loving family.
She will be interred beside her beloved husband, James Taylor, in Brownwood, TX.
She was born in Brownwood, TX Feb. 24, 1938 to educators Edward and Lois Lamb (née Taylor). She was the oldest of three children. Her younger siblings were Lois Marlene Schneider (Melvin), and Edward Lamb Jr. (Marilyn), both of whom predeceased Frances.
She graduated from Brownwood High School in 1956, and received a B.S. in chemistry, biology, and math, as well as a teaching certificate from Howard Payne University in 1960. Frances went on to receive a M.A. in microbiology, with a minor in biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1963.
Frances was working in the blood bank in Parkland Memorial Hospital in November of 1963. She was witness to the shock and pain felt by everyone when President Kennedy was brought in after the assassination. After her time at Parkland, she followed in her parents footsteps in becoming an educator. She taught high school chemistry and math in Del Rio and Victoria, TX. In June of 1976 she married the love of her life, James Taylor, who she had known during their childhood years in school.
James was already living in Los Alamos, and working for LANL. Frances came to Los Alamos after their wedding in Brownwood. After living in Los Alamos for a few years, she began her 34 year career as an allergy technician and became a close friend to her employer Dr. Jacqueline Krohn. Many of her patients became close friends and she was passionate about helping people regain their health. She co-authored numerous books on health and self-care.
Frances had many hobbies over the years. Crafts, cooking and interior decorating were among her favorites. In keeping with her lifelong calling of helping people, her most recent hobby was, along with her friend Mary, to crochet afghans for residents of long term care facilities.
Frances’s wisdom, compassion, sharp wit and play on words will be greatly missed. We speak of her every day and still struggle to realize that she is gone.
Frances is survived by her brother-in-law, Melvin Schneider (Marlene), nephews: Mark Schneider (Angela), Michael Schneider, Scott Lamb (Kristy), and niece Melissa Schneider; her great nephew Benjamin Schneider; great nieces: Camille Schneider, Sofia Schneider, and Kelsey Lamb.
We would like to thank the numerous people who helped care for Frances during the last few months of her life. Special thanks to her homecare givers, Renee Romero, Sandy Gallegos, the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, and the Los Alamos Medical Center doctor’s, nurses, and case manager Julie Medina.