3-23-22, Caroline Gray Taft, 87

Caroline Gray Taft passed away peacefully on March 23, in Ojai, California.
Caroline was born in Santa Barbara, California, to Dr. and Mrs. Percival Allen Gray, on June 30, 1934.

She attended Santa Barbara High School and then UCSB, where she earned a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology.

After graduation, Caroline worked at the Santa BarbaraMuseum of Natural History, as one of the few female taxidermists in the country at that time.

After her marriage to John Taft, she became an avid homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress, knitter and chef, winning many blue ribbons at the Ventura County Fair for her skills.

Her hobbies included embroidery, needlepoint, gardening, bellydancing, and travel to exotic locales. Her exceptionally decorated Christmas trees and her cats were her pride and joy.

Her later years were spent at The Gables of Ojai.

Caroline is survived by her daughters, Jenny and Julia; sons-in-law, Laurence and Marc; grandchildren, Nathan, Jaide and Alexandra — all of Ojai.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to The Gables of Ojai

and her personal caregivers, Hilaria Woollum and Carol Clarke, for their exceptional service, making her last years and moments so comfortable.

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