BEVERLY J. (STEWART) TAYLOR - FAIRFAX - Beverly Jane (Stewart) Taylor, 86, passed away at her home in Fairfax on Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born on May 11, 1926, in Jeffersonville, daughter of the late Clifford and Rena (Spofford) Stewart. Beverly graduated from BFA Fairfax as Valedictorian of the Class of 1944, and attended UVM. On March 4, 1945, she married Herbert Taylor. She had been an active member of the Eastern Star. Beverly served on the board for the Fairfax United Methodist Church, Franklin County Home Health and Hospice and the Fairfax Community Library. She loved spending her summers at camp in Grand Isle and enjoyed a good Lemon Drop. Beverly had many friends and family and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her four children, Susan Mitchell and husband, John, of Fairfax, William S. Taylor and wife, Kelly, of AZ, Richard Taylor of Grand Isle, Wendy Taylor of Troy, N.Y.; sister, Janet Geer of Fairfax; four grandchildren, Scott and wife, Jennifer Mitchell, of Fairfax, Matthew Mitchell of CA, Megan Taylor and husband, Matt Andrus, of NH, Eli and Aimee Taylor of VA; five great-grandchildren, Peter and Samantha Mitchell, Jacob, Dylan and Elouise Taylor. She was also predeceased by her husband, Herbert Taylor in 1976. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at A.W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Fairfax, with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin and the Reverend Walter Mahany co-officiating. Inurnment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Beverly's memory may be made to the United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, 44 SweetSlattery Road, East Fairfield, VT 05448; or Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 29, 2013