Shirley Taylor, 87, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born in Illinois, on March 4, 1929. Shirley was a teacher of fine arts and music for over 40 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Education and Arts. As a lifelong educator, Shirley taught English and Fine Arts. She was the founder of the Pecos Valley Christian College in Roswell, NM. During her life, she wrote and published several magazine articles. Shirley was a very artistic person, she spent much of her time painting, visiting art galleries and listening to music. In her early years, she owned a dairy in Missouri for four years. Preceding Shirley in death were her parents. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Please take a moment to share your love and support for the Taylor family and friends, in memory of Shirley, in the online register at andersonbethany.com. Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory wish to express their heartfelt condolences to the Taylor family.