Taylor, 45, had built up a large collection of Springfield memorabilia over the years.
“She had glasses, cups, T-shirts, jackets,” Rivers said. “She had pretty much everything that you could order.”
That collection was destroyed in the fire.
Rivers has put out a call for any Springfield fans to donate memorabilia that Rivers hopes to place in Taylor’s casket to be buried with her.
No funeral date had been set, as the family wants to wait for Jared to recover enough to attend the service.
Along with Jared, Taylor had four other children: Jared’s twin brother, Jordan; Justin, 23; Jefferey, 21; and Jacob, 8.
Taylor, Rivers said, was a giver, always willing to help others.
“Basically, if anybody needed anything, she would be there, especially for her kids.”
HOW TO HELP
To donate to the online fundraiser to assist Pamela Taylor's loved ones with medical cost and funeral expenses, visit: http://tinyurl.com/n22g3zc.
To contribute clothing or other items, mail to or drop off at the home of Kevin Smith, 49 Coffee Street, Malone, NY, 12953.
To reach Vernon Rivers about giving Springfield memorabilia to be buried with Pamela Taylor, call 353-4565.