Marcia Salme Adamson Taylor Baker
Marcia Salme Adamson Taylor Baker, 80, passed away on April 29, 2021, due to complications from cancer. Her absence leaves a void in the lives of family and friends who will truly miss a unique and classy lady that played a substantial role in their lives.
Marcia was born at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California, on September 12, 1940. She was the second of two children born to John Henry Adamson and Engelina (Lila) Steenblik. Her father, a Merchant Marine, died in a plane crash in 1943 during World War II. Tragically denied access to his death benefit, Lila returned to her parent’s home in Rose Park. While living on the Steenblik dairy farm, Marcia developed closeness with her cousins that would last a lifetime.
In 1957, as a junior at West High School, Marcia met David Ralph Taylor. When she heard his name for the first time, she recognized it as the name of the man she would marry. During their courtship, his good looks and quick wit solidified her initial impression, and they were sealed in the Logan Temple, August 10, 1962. As newlyweds living in Rose Park, they welcomed two children, John David and Ann. Their youngest, Matthew, arrived five years later while they resided in Taylorsville. In 1979 they built a new home on the Bountiful bench, where they lived until David’s untimely death in 1990.
Marcia met Alma LeRoy Baker two years after David’s passing, and following a whirlwind three week and two day courtship they eloped to Las Vegas on March 9, 1992. Despite its quick start, their marriage solidified itself into one full of devotion and love. Both enjoyed having a second marriage that provided them with companionship during their senior years. Al’s calm demeanor and stability matched perfectly with Marcia’s nurturing personality and high energy. They resided in St. George, and established a beautiful home and yard. They enjoyed an active lifestyle together, riding ATVs, fishing and camping in their fifth wheel, and traveling. Al’s passing in January 2021 left her heartbroken.
Marcia lived her life with a resiliency, work ethic and positive attitude that never wavered though her personal trials: raised in humble circumstances by a single mother, David’s chronic health issues, Al’s declining health, and her own diagnosis with cancer. She faced life bravely and fearlessly from the beginning to the very end.
Renowned for her organizational skills, spotless home and meticulously kept yard, Marcia set the gold standard. Obsessive in creating lists, keeping her journal up to date, and doing the budget, she found sanctuary at her desk. She loved sending and receiving thank you cards, and was often complimented on her beautiful penmanship.
A blonde with naturally curly hair, Marcia had a keen eye for style and design. She prided herself on rearranging furniture in every space she entered. She really enjoyed food and was famous for showing up with her black forest cake. Strangers, friends and family were blessed by her inspired generosity. She provided faithful service in the St. George Temple for seven years. Her testimony of the gospel manifested itself through paying a full tithe and serving others.
A great joy for Marcia was riding her electric bicycle at full throttle on the streets and paved trails of St. George, ringing her bell as she rode; bragging afterwards about how far she went and how many people she passed.
Marcia had an indomitable personality, making her an unforgettable force. Regarded as a best friend by many, her acceptance of others, humor and honesty made her a trusted confidante. She leaves each of us richer, armed with our own unique memories and a cherished “Marcia” story to tell.
She is survived by children Brian (Kate), Brent (Melissa), John David (Amy), Ann (Mark), Matthew (Nancy), seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also, older brother Allen (Carolyn). Preceded in death by husband David (1990) and husband Al (2021).
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N 400 E. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery. Services will be live-streamed by scrolling to the bottom of Marcia obituary page.
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