Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 5/14/2009
TAYLOR, EUNICE, died peacefully in her Mt. Dora home on May 8, 2009. She was born in Racine, WI on February 12, 1934.
"Eun" is survived by her partner of 45 years, Diana Walega, her brother Dr. Donald Taylor of Tampa, four nieces and one nephew.
In her youth, Eunice was a professional baseball player for the Chicago Colleens and the Kenosha Comets both in the All American Girls Professional League. An outstanding catcher, Eun was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The mid 1950's brought Eunice down to sunny Ft. Lauderale where her love of animals attracted her to the pet business.
She and her partner Diana have owned and operated Hobscot Pet Supply for some 40 years. In 1998 they moved themselves and their business to Mt. Dora where they have a thriving business on Fifth Avenue.
Eunice has helped so many people and their pets; she will be sorely missed.
A memorial service to celebrate Eunice's life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Eustis, 10AM, Saturday, May 16, 2009. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the South Lake Animal League, Inc., Clermont, or the Cat Protection Society in Eustis.