Patricia Gaved Taylor of Avon, November 16

By on November 17, 2022

Patricia Gaved Taylor, 82, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at her home where she enjoyed the peace of the ocean view for so many years.

Born in Chester, England on December 22, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Agnes Elizabeth Norris and John Leslie Gaved.  In her retirement, she enjoyed being a crafter and sharing stories at many Hatteras Island craft shows. Patricia established, owned, and operated two boarding kennels; to this day still known as Hatteras Island Pet Resort.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Renato Tovar of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Patricia is survived by her two daughters, Andrea Brothers and husband Eric of Avon, NC and Elizabeth LaRose and husband Richard of Midlothian, VA; granddaughter, Senna LaRose and grandson Caleb Grandy-LaRose.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no service at this time.

Patricia’s deep love of animals was evident in many ways.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Friends of Felines or Outer Banks SPCA.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at





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