Patricia Ann Taylor, 78, died March 1, 2011, at the Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.
She was born in Ada, Okla., and lived in Vero Beach for seven years, coming from Arizona.
Before retirement, she was a national advertising director and a real estate developer in Florida.
She was a champion sport fisher and a published writer.
Survivors include her son, Matthew Taylor, of Vero Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.