July 22, 1935 - May 12, 2019
Aida Ida Garcia Taylor, age 83 and a resident of Pine, died Sunday afternoon May 12, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a native of Honduras but had lived in the United States most of her life. Aida worked for NASA during the time of the first moon landing. She later became a nurse and worked in New Orleans, where she met her husband, the late Norman S. Taylor. They were married 56 years at the time of his death in February and always did everything together. They spent many years in California and then later retired to Washington Parish in 2002. Aida enjoyed gardening for vegetables and flowers and loved to spend time with her family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Richard and Sandra Rojas of California, George Rojas of Honduras; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Andrew and Dione Escalante of Angie, Steven Martinez of Pine, Norman C. Taylor and Danielle Taylor of Thomas, Diego Rojas, Ada Stephanie Rojas, Nolan Rojas, Eric Rojas; 8 Great-grandchildren: Yasmin Alejandra Escalante, Anika DeAris Escalante, Ellianna Catalina Escalante, Lai’La Ann-Saige Taylor, Leiah Bre’Anne Taylor, Darricia Le’Niaja Dalcour, Malik Tylon Peters, Jamaya Le’Aisha Dalcour; Siblings: Gregoria “Goyita” Ruiz, Victorina Murillo, Jorge A. Garcia, Miriam Lanza; Nephews and Nieces: Mario R. Garcia, Ana L. Garcia, Dale and Elaine Carpenter; Also numerous other family members
She was also preceded in death by her daughter Alma Celeste Taylor, son Ceasar Rojas, parents Cornelius and Victoria Garcia, siblings Zoila Mendoza, Rolando Garcia.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 17th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 10:00 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Saturday. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.