Georgia Lee Mieth Taylor was born July 26, 1932 in New Ulm to Walter A. Mieth and Edna Ruhmann Mieth. She went to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2022 at her home in West Houston after suffering complications from a stroke.
Georgia’s childhood was spent in New Ulm, nurtured by her Texan German family and community. She attended Columbus High School, where she met her dear future husband, the late Richard Lee Taylor. Georgia and Richard were married Aug. 26, 1951.
Georgia was an independent and determined spirit. She left home at age 17 and moved to Houston to attend business school, often walking several miles to her courses downtown. She would go on to become an administrator in the Mathematics department of the University of Houston for over 20 years. After her daughter became a practicing pediatrician, Georgia worked as her medical office administrator for nearly 30 years. Georgia was a tireless worker who always attributed her work ethic and character to her German culture and upbringing.
In 1954 and 1958 respectively, Georgia was blessed with two daughters, Nancy Jo and Barbara Jean. She and Richard built their lives and raised their daughters in the Sun Valley and Sagemont neighborhoods in South Houston. Georgia was a deeply loving mother who cherished being a part of her daughters’ lives. Georgia was also an unparalleled grandmother to her grandsons, Jeffrey Short (born 1981) and twins Colton Cox and Tyler Cox (born 1996), to whom she was affectionately known as “Kogie.” She and Richard took Jeffrey on countless trips across the country as he grew up, and she couldn’t wait to always treat the twins with homemade food and special quality time. She was truly a fixture of her grandsons’ lives, seeing them virtually every week from their infancy to teenage years.
Beyond her family, Georgia’s other greatest love was giving back to her church. She was a devoted member of Park Place Lutheran Church for over five decades until its closure, after which she joined and volunteered with Memorial Drive Lutheran Church.
Georgia is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Richard Taylor, and son-in-law Ray L. Cox, Jr.
She is survived by her daughters Nancy Short and son-in-law Robert Short of Pearland, and Dr. Barbara Taylor-Cox of Houston; grandsons Jeffrey Short and wife Callie Vaughn Short, Colton Cox and Tyler Cox; and great-grandson Rowen Short.
To celebrate Georgia’s life, a memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus from 12 – 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at New Ulm Cemetery in New Ulm at 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be given at www. hennekefuneralhome. com.