Pamela Christine Taylor, 66, of Washington Depot, died Aug. 27 in New Milford, while surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born June 21, 1947, in Stamford, to Wendell and Gladys Taylor. She attended Fox Lane High School, where she was a National Merit Scholar. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College and a master's degree in education from Trinity College.

She taught English at the Gunnery School in Washington for 35 years. During her time there, she served in most every faculty capacity, including chairwoman of the English department, dean of faculty, coach of field hockey and volleyball, and teacher of freshman English to generations of students.

She loved spending time at her family camp in the Adirondacks. She was an accomplished gardener and rescued and cared for her many cats and dogs.

She is sister to Stephanie Taylor-Murphy, and husband James Murphy, of Rochester, N.Y., and aunt to Caitlin and Taylor Murphy.

A celebration of life will take place Oct. 19 at the Gunnery School.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare Society Inc., 8 Dodd Road, New Milford CT 06776.