“You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.”~ David Harkins
(May 23, 1949 – January 10, 2020)
Marisue Taylor was a treasured member of the Tibbits Opera House family.
A dedicated and selfless volunteer and member, she gave over 2000 recorded hours and at one time or another probably did every volunteer job available.
She was one time chair of Tibbits Auction and served on Tibbits Booster Board for seven years. On her record, under the listing of volunteer skills, it simply reads, “She can DO it all!”
In 2012 Tibbits recognized her as Volunteer of the Year.
More recently, she headed the tour guides and docents for the theatre and spent countless hours digging into the history, organizing boxes and boxes of archives, writing stories about people of the past, and keeping the tour script fresh.
As hard as it is to list all of the things in which she was involved at the theatre, it’s even harder to imagine not having her with us.
She shared with us boundless love and commitment to theatre and the arts.
Marisue’s involvement with Coldwater/Branch County Community Theatre extended back to the 1980s, but always behind the scenes. Her most common role, as stage manager, fully utilized her organizational skills as well as her “teacher” discipline.
In appreciation for the time and talents she graciously shared
with the Tibbits Opera House and by extension to the entire community,
Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council
salutes the memory of Marisue Taylor.
Marisue, you will be dearly missed.
The ghost light shines on stage for you & all who have shared their spirit with Tibbits.