Dolores May Taylor of St. George, Utah, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She was born to the late Fay Wheeler and Agnes Mae Wheeler (Burrell) on March 17, 1923, in Glendale, Idaho.
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At a very young age her family moved to Woodland, Calif., where she was schooled and later married. She and her husband of 62 years, William George Taylor, originally met at a movie theater where Dolores worked as an usher in San Francisco.
As their family began to grow, they later moved to North Carolina where her husband Bill was originally from. After several moves to and from North Carolina, Massachusetts and California, they finally settled in a home they purchased in Sacramento in 1959 where they lived and raised their children. After having all the children leave the nest to start their own families, Dolores and Bill, after retirement, sold their home and moved to Logan, Utah, in 1993. After Bill passed away in 2007 she later moved to a warmer climate in St George, Utah, in 2010.
Dolores loved quilting and sewing. She loved family and friends and making new friends. Dolores loved to talk and visit and was genuinely interested in others she knew. She was survived by her five children from her marriage to her husband Bill, James Don Taylor of Portland, Ore., Diana Bell Taylor (Cesarini) of Sacramento, Calif., William Robert Taylor of El Dorado Calif. and Dexter Wayne Taylor of St. George, Utah. She was also a proud grandmother of 12 and an even prouder great-grandmother of 27.
She was a lifelong member of the LDS Church and has held many volunteer church callings in faith. Dolores provided thousands of hours in designing and creating many blankets and quilts for needy families whom she had never met throughout the world. She also worked in the temple for many years.
Dolores lived in her own home, was independent and drove her own vehicle. She enjoyed life in the Santa Fe retirement housing community with her friends she had come to know and love. She led a happy and healthy life for the majority of her 89 years until her final seven days at Dixie Regional Hospital in St George, Utah. There at 8:05 a.m., she passed away quietly in her last hours with her family surrounding her.
Dolores's generous love, caring warm smile and contagious laughter will be missed by all those who knew her until we all meet again. Memorial services were held for Dolores in St. George on Wedmesday, Nov. 21. She was laid to rest in the Logan cemetery the following Saturday, Nov. 24.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6, 2012