Goldie Taylor Nally Memorial Fund
“She was always concerned when she saw a young child wearing a worn out coat,” remembered Hiram Nally of his mother, Goldie. “She was always so concerned about the welfare of children.”
Goldie Taylor Nally was born in Higginson, Arkansas on January 21, 1906 to John and Minnie Lee Taylor. Her father was a Justice of the Peace and a constable and her mother was a homemaker.
Goldie married Henry Hiram Nally when she was sixteen years old. Together, they had three children: James, who died in infancy, Mildred and Hiram. They lived in Arkansas until the depression. They moved to Indianapolis in 1933 so that Hiram could work as an estimator in an uncle’s household goods moving and storage business. Times were tough, but Goldie and Hiram worked hard to provide for their children.
“She really loved kids,” stated Hiram. “Our house was the gathering spot in the neighborhood. The neighbor kids liked to talk to her. She was willing to spend the time and talk to them about things that they were interested in.”
Goldie lived to be 92. At the time of her death she had three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She never wavered in her love of children. In 1998 Hiram established the Goldie Taylor Nally fund with the Washington County Community Foundation. This is a designated fund that issues grants to the “Shop with a Cop” Program. “I thought it would be appropriate to set up this fund in Mom’s memory,” stated Hiram. “Now at least one child will be clothed and taken care of each Christmas in her memory. I think she would have been very pleased.”