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Early morning on Sunday, November 27, 2022, Shirley Wilkinson Taylor at the age of 95 returned to her heavenly home to join her eternal companion Harold Elmer Taylor and her son Kelly Harold Taylor.
Born to John and Alice Wilkinson, Shirley grew up with five brothers and four sisters on the family farm in Mountain Green, Utah where she developed a sense of fierce determination and intense work ethic. Shortly following her graduation from Morgan High School in 1944, her quick-witted, adventurous spirit captured the likes of Harold Elmer Taylor, who had recently returned from military service. After a brief courtship they were married and built a lifetime of family-centered memories together including four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, rock hounding, family reunions, camping, boating trips to Lake Powell, and in their golden years escaping to the Baja in Mexico during the cold winters.
Shirley adored her family and enjoyed sharing stories of growing up on the family farm—affectionately dubbed the “Rosehill Cottage.” She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in various capacities.
Shirley is survived by one sister, Marge Hammer; daughter, Patricia (Jerald) Lamb; daughter-in-law, Gretchen Taylor; son, Ted W. (Debra) Taylor; son, Russell B. (Jeri) Taylor; son, Van A. (Beth) Taylor; 16 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
The family expresses its sincere gratitude for the professional services and assistance provided by all the nurses and caretakers at The Lodge and Canyon Hospice Care.
A celebration of life will be held in her remembrance on Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mountain Green Chapel, 4150 W Old Hwy Rd Mountain Green, UT 84050. Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist Ogden Mortuary.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Mountain Green Chapel
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