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ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

Gayle Taylor 200x250A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Abilene Christian University’s Chapel on the Hill for Linda Gayle Taylor, 68, who died Oct. 12 in Abilene.
Taylor, who endeared herself to tens of thousands of students while working at ACU for 20 years, was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Abilene. She graduated from Merkel High School and married Spencer Taylor (’65) on Nov. 13, 1965.
She was first employed at ACU in October 1984 and served full time from 1984-99 and then part time until 2004 in various roles in Campus Life, Student Life, Health Services, Student Productions and the Department of Theatre.
Taylor was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Ray Gladden. Among survivors are her husband of 25 years, Spencer; a son, Shae Taylor (’94); a daughter, Teena G. Taylor (’89); her mother, Fena Gladden; a brother, Doug Gladden (’67); a sister, Becki Pack; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ACU’s Students’ Association or social clubs (Gift Records, ACU Box 29132, Abilene, Texas 79699-9132), or a favorite charity.