Carol Ann (Taylor) Tagg of the Atlanta area peacefully passed from this life to the next on July 29, 2020 at Kennesaw Place assisted living under the care of Agape Hospice following an extended period of pulmonary disease. She is survived by John Tagg, her husband of 57 years, son Jeffrey, daughter Sharon Polakowski, and son-in-law Mark Polakowski (of West Allis, WI). She is further survived by her grandchildren, Justin Carter, Cory Polakowski, and Nicole Polakowski, as well as other relatives and friends.
Carol was born to Mark and Dorothy (Kadow) Taylor on November 28, 1940 in Hillsdale, MI. She grew up in Detroit, MI and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1963. She married John Tagg on September 1, 1962. During her life she was an elementary school teacher, homemaker, substitute teacher, and retail associate. A loving wife and mother, Carol enjoyed spending time with family, animals, and was an avid bowler and bridge and card player for many years.
During her marriage, her husband’s work carried their family from Detroit, to Muscatine, IA; Okemos, MI; Nashville, TN; Tampa, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Fort Walton Beach, FL; and Atlanta, GA. She gracefully accepted every relocation and prospered at each, making many lifelong friends across the country. During this time she was active in the Presbyterian church and served as an elder in both Muscatine and Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother William Taylor.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kennesaw Place and the nurses and care givers of Agape Hospice. Her latter days were during the COVID-19 pandemic and family was not able to visit until the last days. The facility and hospice did an excellent job of communication with the family during the epidemic prior to the end. Kennesaw Place and Agape Hospice provided excellent, caring service in the last years of Carol’s life, for which the family is grateful.
Memorial donations may be made to Carol’s favorite charity, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in memory of Carol Taylor Tagg and Mark D. Taylor.