Taylor Lee Ibarrondo of Dunwoody, passed away on Saturday June 9, 2018 at the young age of 19. Taylor, Tay, Tayls, Miss Taylor, Taylor Lee, Rue or Tayl had the kindest and biggest heart and was the heart and soul of her family. She excelled at bringing everyone together.
Taylor had her own style and a bohemian vibe that matched her personality. >From her life on Martha’s Vineyard and her frequent visits to her family in New York, she was an old soul who loved listening to people’s stories and learning through their experiences. She was a leader, dreamer, explorer and adventurer. Tayl was always eager to explore life differently than others. She wanted to put her own footprint on the world around her and used her voice to advocate for causes she believed in.
Tayl wanted to help the world by making the biggest impact with the smallest carbon footprint. She was an environmental science major with an interest in public policy classes at Georgia State University, her brother Cliff’s and her Mom’s alma mater. She was active in school and joined the Student Government Association to make her campus a better place through civic responsibility. Her interests helped her land an internship with the City of Dunwoody where she was excited give back to her ‘green’ community. She was a member of Toastmasters and volunteered at the Carter Center.
Her love of the outdoors extended to photography, long hikes and bonding with nature. She had been collecting all the gear needed for her and her father to hike the first leg of the Appalachian Trail this summer. Her family plans to complete a portion of the trail in her honor.
Taylor will be remembered for her poise, articulate nature, distinct humor and tenacity. She had so many good traits; except for just one… she was horrible at keeping secrets. But, you could never be mad at her. She was so innocent in her delivery that each situation just became a funny anecdote to reference later.
Tayl will also be remembered for her elaborate and grand plans. She wanted to get a Volkswagen beetle and park it next her tiny house, like the ones on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters. She was always so anxious to grow up and catch up with her older siblings. She was excited for her birthday next month and had already shared her wish list with her family.
Taylor Lee Ibarrondo will be survived by her parents, Anthony Ibarrondo and Lorraine E. King, as well as her siblings, Morgan, Clifford, Seth and Justin Ibarrondo. A service for Taylor will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am at Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta GA. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to organizations Taylor was passionately involved in: Camp Kudzu (campkudzu.org) or Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (chattahoochee.org)