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Meredith Chaffin McKittrick Taylor, Passed July 26, 2021

Meredith Chaffin McKittrick Taylor, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the side of her beloved husband, Al, on July 26, 2021 at the age of 90.

Meredith was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Smith College in 1952. Meredith spent most of her adult life in Santa Barbara, California. In 1997, she began spending the summer months at Black Butte Ranch, where she became a cherished part of the Sisters community. Besides raising four children, she was actively involved in the Episcopal church and other nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara and Sisters.

She valued most being with her family and friends, including the group of lifelong friends she met at Marlborough Prep School. She was an accomplished bridge player, an avid reader, and loved the arts. She stayed active by taking walks around Black Butte Ranch, swimming, hiking on the Metolius River, and playing golf.

Meredith is survived by her husband, Al; her first husband, James; her brother Larry; children Mimi (Dennis), Jim (Diane), Peter (Jennifer), and Ann (Lee); grandchildren Evan (Caitlin), Heather (Miles), Timothy, Megan, and Brian; and last but definitely not least, great-grandson Amos.

She will be remembered for her intellect, quick wit, and generosity. She believed in a lifelong commitment to self-improvement, and was able to mentor and help many people along the way. She will be put to rest at her family plot at San Gabriel Cemetery in Los Angeles in a private ceremony.


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