In Memory

Sophia (Sophie) Taylor (Gibbs)

Sophia Gibbs

Sophia Taylor Gibbs, 65, a 24-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Key West, FL, Whidbey Island, WA, Camarillo, CA, Oslo, Norway and Owings, died January 28 at her home after 5 months battling Transitional Cell Carcinoma. Born April 12, 1948 in Annapolis, Sophia attended Annapolis High School and Fleet Business School. (1988-1980). She was a Sales Associate at Hecht Company/Macy's in Annapolis (1989-2010) and proprietor of The Taylor House, Bed and Breakfast in Annapolis (2004-2014). She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Lothian. She was a Red Cross Volunteer (1973-1979), Navy wife 20+ years, and a Navy football fan. Three of her great-grandfathers were Governors: Samuel Ogle (appointed Provincial Governor), Benjamin Taker (acting Governor) and Benjamin Ogle (elected). Sophia was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Caroline Taylor and her father, John August Taylor She is survived by her son Zachary Taylor Gibbs of Centreville; daughter, Sophia Anna Martin of Monkton; mother, Sophia Englehart Taylor of Annapolis; four grandchildren, Sophia, August, Evan and Samuel; and former spouse, Thomas Ryan Gibbs of Fairfax, VA, whom she married May 1969 and divorced April 1990.