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Iva Jo Taylor

5/7/28 - 2/7/13 Obituary Condolences
Iva Jo Taylor May 7, 1928 - February 7, 2013 Iva Jo Taylor (Harris) was born May 7th, 1928 at her home in Webb City, Arkansas and passed away in Bakersfield on February 7th, 2013. She graduated High School from Ozark, Arkansas and married Derrell Taylor on Christmas Eve, 1945. They moved to California and farmed in the Earlimart area for over 50 years. Jo will be remembered for her "Love of the Family" (4 children, 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren), her good Southern cooking and her luck at Keno. She and Derrell were successful at building a legacy with farming, ranching, owning "Taylor's Variety" in Earlimart, having a great wealth of friends and raising their 4 children. They enjoyed travelling the country in their motorhome with their friends, gardening, fishing, golfing, enjoying summers at Morro Bay and having martinis at 5 o'clock. The love of her life "Derrell" passed in July 2005. She is survived by her children, Richard and Betsy Taylor, Gary and Dottie Taylor, Deborah and Bryan Roth and Barbara and Tony Lindner; her brother Calvin Harris and sister Vivian Wightman; 9 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday, February 12th. at 9:30 a.m. Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation is Monday, February 11th. from 5-8 p.m. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 12, 2013
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