Marian Lee Taulman passed away peacefully on February 20, 2013 in Savannah, Georgia where she had lived for the past three years to be near her daughter and grandchildren.
She was the daughter of John Monroe Taulman of Palm Beach, FL and Mary Ellen Hulsey Sherman of Atlanta who both predeceased her.
Marian was born on April 2, 1950 in Atlanta where she attended The Lovett School and was a cheerleader as well as Homecoming Queen. She and her family worshipped at the First Presbyterian Church. Later, she attended Temple Buell in Denver, CO.
She was an expert skier and proficient tennis player. She loved to garden and was an excellent cook, her Christmas chocolate yule log was her favorite creation. She was also an avid equestrian and raised Arabian horses. Her love of all animals was evidenced by the menagerie of pets that were always near. Another of her favorite pastimes was playing the piano while her sisters and children stood around and sang. More than anything in her life, Marian loved being a mother. She often said the happiest days of her life were when her children were young and living with her.
She is survived by her daughter Laura Donohoe Brown of Savannah, GA and son, Bryan Wilson West of Atlanta. She had three grandchildren, Olivia and Evan Latture and her namesake Marian West of Atlanta. She also had a myriad of nieces and nephews all of whom adored her.
In addition, Marian had three sisters, Kathy Vaughan of West Palm Beach, Fl.; Patty Wills of Atlanta, and Susan Taulman also of Atlanta. She also left behind her dear friend Jettie Mae Walker of Dacula.
Marian suffered from a debilitating neurological disorder. Her brain was donated to the Harvard Medical School for research in hopes it will help others with a similar malady. The family invites the many people who loved her to a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta on Friday, March 1 at 2:00pm. A reception will follow.
Low Country Cremation Society is serving the Taulman family.