Mildred V. (Millie) Taylor (9/13/1925-6/26/2017)Mille Taylor (91) of Pittsboro NC passed away peacefully from natural causes the evening of June 26, 2017 in her apartment at Galloway Ridge.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Don, who passed away earlier this year. They moved to Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Village in 2006 from their home in Summerville, South Carolina, where they lived for almost 30 years.Millie was born in Modesto, California as one of 5 children. Her father was a farmer and a farm equipment salesman. She lived her early life in the Central Valley of California, then in her 20’s moved to Seattle. A few years later met her future husband, Don, on a blind date and they were married shortly thereafter. The family was transferred all over the US- Washington State (3 times), California, Maryland, South Carolina and well after retirement, North Carolina. Wherever she was, Millie grew where she was planted, sewing the drapes for each new house and making it a home, keeping it neat and tidy in spite of her children’s best efforts otherwise. Always supportive of her family, she made each corporate cross-country move an adventure to be looked forward to rather than feared.Millie was extremely creative. She had a great eye for art, furniture and clothes She was a fabulous seamstress, making most of hers and her daughter’s dresses, blouses and skirts. She received her Associates Degree in her late 40’s and had great fun and wowed her art classes by creating pieces that only someone with ”life experience” could do. She had a great sense of humor that everyone who knew her was well aware of- she loved to laugh. Mille was a fantastic cook as well, whose motto was “never eat at a restaurant what you can make at home”. And she could make almost anything at home. She was a huge animal lover and put up with her children’s bringing home of stray dogs and adopting lost kittens. Added to the mix were gerbils, turtles, rabbits, tadpoles that became bullfrogs that were then released back into the pond whence they came, a skunk (de-scented) and readily dealt with her daughter’s wildlife rehabs of baby raccoons, baby cottontails and birds. Millie was extremely supportive of her children’s activities in band, orchestra, choir, sports, PTA and school work. Through 1969, her husband Don would go to Alaska for 4 months on business, leaving her with the children. She expected, and got, no less respect during her time as a single parent than when he was home. She loved teaching her children and any neighbor kids who wanted to tag along about new things, taking them to museums, art galleries, car races, Unlmited Hydroplane races on Lake Washington aka Seafair, train trips, day-camps, the Space Needle, the zoo, ferry boat rides (once with a tour of the engine room) and even fishing at a trout farm.Those who knew her best knew her as a sweet, kind, funny and empathetic woman of grace. She was the Ying to her husband’s Yang in many aspects, but in other important areas they agreed 100%. It was a wonderful marriage.Millie is survived by her two children- Jim (Andrea) and Carol Hearne, along with one sister (Ardis Hauser of Pullman, WA). A memorial service was held at Galloway Ridge on June 30. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Millie’s name to: The Salvation Army-Disaster Reiief Fund, Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc. of Palmetto FL, or My Sister’s House (N. Charleston SC).