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Doris Jean (Taylor) Tyler

Obituary for Doris Jean (Taylor) Tyler

March 13, 1923 - March 3, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 94


Doris Jean (Taylor) Tyler passed from this life on March 03, 2018 at home. She was born in Austin, TX on March 13, 1923 to QC and Marian Kerns Taylor of Austin. She is descended from early Texas settlers. Her Great-Great Grandmother Garrett came to Texas with one of Stephen F. Austin's first 300 colonies, and her great grandfather, William Stanhope Taylor, fought in the Battle of San Jacinto at age eighteen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Roger Barton Tyler Jr. and her brother, Judge Kerns Bowman Taylor. She is survived by her son, John Vance Tyler and wife Jann Haynes Tyler; one daughter, Marian Tyler Johnson and husband AW Johnson, two grandsons Jason Brooks Tyler and his partner Autumn Umphress, and Matthew Bowman Tyler and his wife Cheryl Sipkowski Tyler, Jeffery Haynes, Bryan Haynes and wife Sylvia, Kari Jordan and her husband Jeff Jordan, as well as 11 great grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Other family includes her cousin Dr. Arvilla Taylor; of Wichita Falls, TX; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Doris graduated from Austin High School in 1940 and from UT-Austin in 1944 with Honors. She was the first violin graduate from the Department of Music in 1944. She was a member of Chi Omega and Mu Phi Epsilon sororities, a Bluebonnet Bell nominee, and selected an Outstanding Student by the Cactus Year Book. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas and taught string music classes for Dallas Public Schools. After her marriage in 1946 to attorney and Colonel Roger Barton Tyler Jr of Austin, she lived near Jollyville on the Q Ranch and their son was born. They bought a home in Highland Park, Austin, and added a daughter, Marian. After another few years Roger moved his family to Mineral Wells, Texas to represent the Brazos River Authority as their Attorney and Assistant Mgr. Five years later the family moved back to Austin where Roger joined the Texas Attorney Generals Office and she soon returned to musical activities. Having been Concert Mistress of the UT Symphony, and a first violinist for many years in the Austin Symphony, she rejoined the symphony and participated in the outside "drive-in movie concerts" when honking was substituted for clapping. She played in trios and quartets, served as President of the Wednesday Morning Music Club., VP of Woman's Symphony League, a member of Austin Law Wives, middle school teacher at St. David's Church, president of Bishop Quin guild, a member of Daughters of the King; a member of Westwood Country Club; Austin Junior League, Readers Guild, Austin Woman's Club, Texas Square Dance Association, and L.A.M.P.

She enjoyed working for the Texas House of Representatives, UT Bureau of Economic Geology, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

We would like to thank, Dr. John S. Murray, her physician, for the years of dedicated health care, Dr. David Hayes, her cardiologist, for the care he gave; our many friends at Hospice Austin and St. David's Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., with the Reverend Bob Gribble presiding, for family and friends of the deceased on June 29, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Instead of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, #7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086 or to St. David's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 3304 East 7th, Austin, TX 78701.

Memorial Service

Friday, June 29
2:00 PM    3699558 3811712 20180629T140000

Weed-Corley-Fish North
3125 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 452-8811

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  • The family requests that memorial donations be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, #7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086 or to St. David's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 3304 East 7th, Austin, TX 78701.

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