Amy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 9, 2019. She was 96 years old.
She was born June 11, 1923 in Bass Arkansas to parents John and Hattie Taylor. Her family moved to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma when she was 6 years old. That is where she met and married Arthur Barton in 1939 and they had 3 children. Amy and Arthur moved to Sonoma, California in 1952 and proceeded to have another daughter in 1954.
Amy decided to choose the role of homemaker, wife and mother, and created a wonderful and safe life for her husband and four children. Her first and foremost priority was her children, always proud and supportive of their hobbies and interests. She made each of her children feel they were individually the most important person in the world.
She was a wonderful cook, artist, quilter, gardener, hospital volunteer, avid reader, and devoted Christian. When she was physically able, she always made time for aging neighbors, taking them to doctors’ appointments, helping them around the house, and preparing meals for them when needed. She was kind to everyone she met and always made those around her feel welcome. Because she lost her mother at 9 years old and left to care for her younger siblings, it was embedded in her to be intuitive and nurturing to those around her. Her brother nick-named her Trix when she was a child and that name stuck with her all her life. With her quirky sense of humor, love of laugher and silliness, she brought out the best in people. One of her favorite quotes was “Life’s been something!”.
Amy leaves behind her children Pat Carpenter, Joyce Fry and son in law Dave Fry, John Barton and daughter in law Marcie Barton, and Kathy Mooneyhan and son in law Oscar Mooneyhan. She also is survived by her brother Troy Taylor.
She is also survived by grandchildren Ron Carpenter and wife Samantha, Patty Willingham and husband Jeff, Erin Goodman and husband Doug, Amy Olhava and husband Josiah, Marcia Pendergast and husband Matt, and Michael Felker.
Also Great Grandchildren Dustin Carpenter and wife Kelly, Sarah Goodman, John Goodman, Nathan Carpenter, Kendall Carpenter, Jeffrey Willingham, Jason Olhava, Christopher Olhava, Liberty Olhava, Jennifer Ford, and Brittney Risinger.
Great-Great Grandchildren:, Anabella Carpenter, Isaac Ford, Donovan Pentergast, Ignatius Pentergast, Eli Ford, Bubba Risinger, Macy Risinger, and Chriselda Carpenter.
Amy was preceded in death by husband Arthur Barton, grandson Jason Felker, and siblings Floy Carlton- Mullins, Silas Taylor, Eunice Saltner, James Taylor, Vilas Taylor, and Hubert Taylor.
Friends and family are invited to a Memorial service held at The Lighthouse Church located at 170 Andrieux Street, Sonoma, CA on November 20 at 3 p.m.
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