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Obituary for Sandra "Sandy" Virginia Taylor

Sandra “Sandy” Virginia Morgan Taylor of Oklahoma City passed away surrounded by family on Friday, January 26, 2024. Sandy was born in Necessity, Texas, March 27, 1943, and was the only daughter born to Bernice Tindall Morgan and Loys “Shorty” Morgan. Sandy brought joy into the lives of her parents and her 8 uncles and aunts. She was very special to her large family and once shared the story of how, as an infant, she was lovingly passed around throughout the congregation during church services.

Sandy attended school in Breckenridge, Texas, grew up in the 50s and worked at the Dairy Delight restaurant on the east side of town where she learned how to perfectly swirl soft-serve ice cream on a cone secretly wishing the one-and-only Elvis Presley would drive up in his car and take her away! Instead of Elvis, it was a James-Dean-look-alike that caught her attention. Sandy married George Graham in December 1958, and together they parented their three children in many different states while George served in the United States Air Force. By the age of 29, Sandy had already lived in four different states and four years in Japan. While living in Japan, Sandy taught adult Japanese students conversational English and began her passion of sharing stories and teaching others.

Sandy met her adoring husband Thomas “Jay” Taylor II in 1993 and soon began an adventurous life full of fun and laughter. Sandy’s professional career grew, and she was nationally recognized in the field of natural health. She helped thousands of people achieve better health in the 30+ years as a naturopathic doctor. She owned and operated an herb store on MacArthur Boulevard in Oklahoma City. Sandy would regularly host training and informational seminars bringing people in from all over to learn from her. Sandy and Jay loved to travel. They took many trips throughout the United States and 21 countries during their marriage. Other than her beautiful home on a small lake in Oklahoma City, her most favorite place in the whole world was Hawaii. Living in Hawaii in the 1960s, she frequently vacationed to the islands whenever the opportunity arose. A nature lover at heart, she captured thousands of pictures during these trips. She did her best to replicate its beauty in her own backyard. Sandy had a green thumb and grew a beautiful Hosta garden and many exquisite flowers reminding her of the islands.

Sandy’s grandchildren were spoiled with love and tireless attention. She would often take the grandkids on “great adventures”. The now-grown grandchildren treasure memories of the special time spent with their Grammy Sammy. Sandy’s kids and grandkids loved to come to Grammy Sammy’s house for pool parties, lake fishing and Christmas get-togethers where games and laughter were enjoyed by all.

Sandy was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bernice and Loys Morgan; brother Henry Freeland Morgan; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Nowakowski Neese. Sandy is survived by her husband Thomas J Taylor II; son Michael Graham and wife Sabrina; daughter Robin Graham Nowakowski and husband Pete; daughter Lori Ellen Graham; 3 grandchildren: Christopher Nowakowski, Chloe Nowakowski Gibson, and Cori Graham Orsburn; 8 precious great grandchildren; her younger brother, Roger Morgan, and wife Patsy; her niece Caren Morgan Alvis and nephew Hank Morgan.