Taylor Lynn Cohen was 18 months old when she began attending Sherryl Morris Day Care; the year was 1995. Taylor went on to attend Marin County schools, and, this year entered Terra Linda High School's Class of 2011. Her initials, TLC -- also the abbreviation for "tender loving care" -- became Taylor's nickname.
Taylor died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 22, 2008. Hundreds of family and friends attended the service held in Taylor's honor last Wednesday. Dozens and dozens of people have signed the Marin Independent Journal's online guest book and several hundred classmates, past and present, have become part of a Facebook group entitled "R.I.P. Taylor Cohen."
Sherryl attended last week's service and is so deeply saddened by this inexplicable event. Her heart and thoughts are with Taylor's parents, Gail and Michael, and with her 8-year-old brother, Mason, who is also a day care alumnus. Taylor, born August 17, 1993, was just 14 years old.
Sherryl describes Taylor when she was a toddler as having an infectious enthusiasm for life. Taylor's favorite quotes were shared at the memorial service and are posted below. Rest in peace, Sweet TLC . . .