Donna Lawson Gow Taylor, age 78 of Lower Burrell, PA passed away in the early hours of November 25, 2019. Born June 4, 1941, she is preceded in death by her parents the late Dr. Steele Gow II and Dr. Doris (Trayon) Gow, her sister, Robin Wingard, her brother, Steele Gow III, and her Aunt, Helen Trayon.
Donna spent 44 years in the education field working with pre-school and Kindergarten age kids. She had a BS in Psychology, an MS in Special Education, and an MS in Early Childhood Education. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tarentum, and spent her time doing committee work for A. B. C. of PA & DE, volunteering at A. V. A. C. food bank, and was a past President of the P. B. A. She was an avid reader and a world traveler, visiting not only all parts of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii, but also such countries as Germany, Scotland, England, France, Turkey, Israel, Haiti, and Canada. Donna was a vibrant, loving spirit and was a force to be reckoned with.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Hugh Madden Taylor, son, James Taylor (Michelle), daughter, Rachel Locke (Paul), daughter, Margaret Werner, daughter, Sarah Harris (Joseph), thirteen grandchildren (Joshua, Katherine, Jacob, Olivia, Casey Anne, Benjamin, Camero, Jerrod, Levi, Sarah Dianna, Nicholas, Hannah, and Jamie Lee), and six great grandchildren.
For anyone who knew Donna and wish to pay their respects, visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 29, 2019 with Rev. Dr. Felicia D. Brock officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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