Elizabeth Carol Yarema ’91

Elizabeth Carol Yarema ’91, of Hereford, Md., died of a pulmonary embolism at her home on Feb. 28. She was 38. Born in Baltimore and raised in Sparks, she was a 1987 graduate of St. Paul’s School for Girls, where she was yearbook editor and contributed to the school’s literary magazine and newspaper. She received the Trustee Award, given to a student with “outstanding character, good citizenship, and who contributes with service to the community.” Ms. Yarema earned an English degree at Davidson and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1995. She worked at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit and later established a practice in Hereford. She focused on family law and believed in solving issues by mediation. She was also associated with a Timonium law firm, Mister Winter & Bartlett. “She was my right hand and handled all my leases,” said her father, developer Carl Yarema, also of Hereford. Ms. Yarema was involved with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Ms. Yarema applied her skills to assist clients in resolving difficult family law matters such as divorce and custody disputes. An active alumna of St. Paul’s School for Girls, she served for three years as a mentor to the Baltimore Girls School Leadership Coalition, a group of six area girls schools. Ms. Yarema led discussion groups to develop leadership skills and to provide encouragement to young women to help them build confidence. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, photography, scrapbooking, hiking, and travel. She is survived by her parents, Carl J. and Eleanor McGinnis Yarema, 705 Indian Spring Court, Sparks, MD 21152; a brother, C.J. Yarema; and a niece and nephew.

Major David G. Taylor, Jr. ’91

Major David G. Taylor, Jr. ’91, U.S. Army Infantry, was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 22, 2006. He was the Operations Officer of 2/6th Infantry Battalion of Baumholder, Germany. He deployed from Heidelberg, Germany in January 2006 with V Corps. Since his family traveled the globe with the military, Taylor found his grandparents’ farm in Wake County an anchor. As a teenager, he spent summers driving tractors around John and Doris Overman’s tobacco and dairy farm. That’s where he earned enough Boy Scout badges to become an Eagle Scout at age 13, his mother said. He attended Davidson on an ROTC scholarship and was designated a Distinguished Military Student. He was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity. He became an officer in the Army after graduation and planned to spend his career with the military. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Thresher Taylor, 4113 DeLeon St., Tampa, Fla. 33609, his four month old son, Jacob David Jude Taylor; parents, Kay and David Taylor of London, England; brother, John K. Taylor of Yokosuka, Japan; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Doris G. Overman, 8905 Goodwin Rd., Apex, N.C. 27502. The Major David G. Taylor, Jr. Memorial Fund has been established at Davidson College. Memorials may be sent to Davidson College, Box 7177, Davidson, N.C. 28035.