Myra was born in Port Trevton, PA. She was the oldest of seven children. Her family moved to Maryland in 1953 and Myra attended schools in Baltimore County. She attended one year of college at Bloomsbury, PA enrolling in secondary education. In 1959, Myra was introduced to ten bowling, which at that time automatic pinsetters did not exist. She met and was married the following year to Ronald Taylor, who was a private in US Army. Throughout their marriage they bowled in numerous leagues in the United States and Europe. Their family expanded to include four sons, who also bowled.Myra and Ron bowled in as many as 5 leagues in as many days. Myra was the league secretary of 4 of those leagues. At that time league records were compiled manually and a recap sheet was typed for distribution to league members. Myra and Ron participated in many leagues and tournaments in Europe and the United States.
When they relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Myra became friends with the Wheelers and the Smiths. The Smiths relocated to Florida, which left a vacancy on the Harford County Women’s Bowling Association (HCWBA) board. Myra was appointed to the HCWBA Board as a director in 1987. She served as Director from 1987 to 2001 and as Sergeant-of-Arms from 2006 to 2013. While a member of the Board, Myra chaired over fourteen committees (some of them on several different years) and has been a member of almost all of the other Association committees.
Myra has always supported the functions of the Board, whether fundraising, working a tournament or participating in a tournament. She has been Tournament Director of the Annual Mixed Team/Doubles Championship Tournament in 2007 and Tournament Director of the Golden Decoy Seniors Tournament in 2006, 07, 08, 09, and 10. She has participated in Association tournaments for over 25 years and was on the winning team in 2011-12 Association Championship Tournament and won 2nd place in Singles/Handicap Event.
For her many years of service, dedication and promotion of the sport of ten-pin bowling, the Harford County USBC Women’s Association is proud to induct Myra K. Taylor into the Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service.