"Babs" Taylor Driscoll

Obituary of "Babs" Taylor Driscoll

90 Year Resident of Santa Cruz County 

We’re not saying goodbye, we’re saying “Until we meet again!” to Barbara “Babs” Louise Driscoll, who, on February 22, 2024, at the spry age of 94, decided to sneak out of life’s back door to join her parents Theodore and Genevieve Taylor. They are playing cards right now.
Born on the sun-kissed sands of San Clemente CA, on August 18, 1929, Babs danced into the world with a hula hoop on her hip and a twinkle in her eye. She left Watsonville High School with her diploma where she was known for driving her baby blue Nash that used a fork as the ignition key and a trail of laughter, and then polished off her studies in San Francisco at dental college , flossing away any doubt that she’d leave her mark on the world. Like everyone, life moves us in different directions, for Barbara this was excelling in the floor covering industry at Haber’s and Hilton Interiors, where she was a champion of women in construction. She was responsible for all of the floor covering during UCSC’s construction and worked on many projects with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Barbara is lovingly remembered by her younger sister Mariedda Taylor Berbert, who says Barbara was always the favorite ! Her children Kathleen Louise Hallam and Ted Shannon Driscoll, and a gaggle of grandchildren Kara Wyatt, Ryan Hallam, Jeffery Hallam (who was her caregiver these last few years ) and Athena Driscoll and great- grandchildren Logan Wyatt, Taylor Wyatt, Holly Hallam who have all inherited her zest for life.
She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews who called her Auntie Barb! She is preceeded in death by her ex-husband James William Driscoll and her dearest friend Al Pound.
Barbara grew up in the Watsonville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her faith was unshakable, much like her determination to always embrace life. Barbara’s celebration of life will be held on August 17th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 220 Elk Street. Services will begin at 11:00, with reception to follow. Please join us in the recognition of her life will lived. Her sparkle will be missed.


Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 2024
The Church of Jesus Christ-Latter Day Saints
220 Elk Street
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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