GERTRUDE “TRUDIE” MACNAUGHTON TAYLOR

Posted On November 23rd, 2012 -

GERTRUDE MACNAUGHTON TAYLOR TRUDIE Beloved wife and mother, dedicated volunteer and a devoted and loyal friend, passed away at home with family in Honolulu on November 17, 2012. Born in San Francisco, California in 1937, to parents Boyd and Roberta MacNaughton, Trudie was raised in Honolulu where she graduated from Punahou School in 1955. She attended Scripps College, Class of 1959, and then Rutgers University where she received her Master’s in Library Science in 1964. While attending Rutgers, Trudie met her husband, David M. Taylor, of Highland Park, New Jersey. They married in 1965 and returned to Honolulu in 1971 to raise their family. Trudie managed the Garden Café at the Honolulu Academy of Arts for many years and then worked in the Education Department before retiring in 1997. An active volunteer, Trudie devoted her time and energy to several causes in Honolulu. She was a docent with the Honolulu Academy of Arts, a member and past president of The Garden Club of Honolulu, a board member and former chairperson of the Lyon Arboretum Association, a member and past president of P.E.O, and an active member of the Colonial Dames of America. Trudie is survived by her husband, David, and their four daughters and son in laws, Ruth and Richard Kidd, Ann and Darrell Wilson, Joan and Jonathan Fish and Susan and Daniel Gilligan, and six wonderful grandchildren, Dillon, Alison and Jackson Wilson, Reid Kidd, Ann Gilligan and Bradley Fish. She is also survived by her siblings, Boyd, Matilda, Duncan, and Robert MacNaughton. She was predeceased by her parents, Boyd MacNaughton, Roberta Pittock MacNaughton and her daughter, Lara Jane Taylor. Trudie took enormous pleasure from exploring the world with her husband, getting her hands dirty in the garden and the kitchen, laughing with her friends, and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Trudie’s memory to The Garden Club of Honolulu, Lyon Arboretum Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Hospice or another charity of choice.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran