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Grace Taylor

Rigby, Idaho

Jul 9, 1929 – Nov 23, 2018


July 9, 1929
November 23, 2018
Rigby, Idaho


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Eckersell Funeral Home - Rigby Obituary

Grace Taylor, 89, of Rigby, Idaho died Friday, November 23, 2018 at the L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Grace was born July 9, 1929, in Tetonia, Idaho a daughter of Charles Myron Fullmer and Gladys Elzada Clements. Grace was raised and attended school in Tetonia and graduated from Teton High School in Driggs.  She continued her education at Ricks Academy and graduated with her teaching degree.  She taught school in St. Anthony and Rigby.  Grace served a mission in the Texas and Louisiana Mission.  She married Wilmer Fred Taylor July 14, 1955 in the Idaho Falls L.D.S. Temple.  After she raised her family she returned to finish her education at B.Y.U Provo where she received her Bachelor Degree in teaching and then taught school in the Rigby School District for the next 17 years.  Grace was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She enjoyed quilting, singing, reading, serving others, and L.D.S. History.

Grace is survived by her daughter Ellen (Dwight) Hinckley of Rigby, sons, Fred Taylor of Rigby, Lynn (Hannah) Taylor of Kearns, Utah, Blaine (Robyn) Taylor of Salt Lake City, Utah, sister Merle Lofthouse of Ogden, Utah, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband Wilmer Fred Taylor, parents, son Myron Taylor, sisters, Martha Bradley, Veda Strikwerda, Sarah Haugh, Veniece Killian and brother Lester Fullmer.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Ririe Stake Center with Bishop Jordan King officiating. The family will have a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Clark L.D.S. Chapel. The visitation prior to the funeral will be from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. at the Ririe Stake Center. Burial will be at the Cache-Clawson Cemetery in Tetonia, Idaho.

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Grace Taylor was a wonderful person. She was my visiting teacher many years ago but actually she was more than that because she was always bringing homemade goodies to my doorstep. Blaine (her son) would transport her to my house where I would be presented with a warm peach pie or jam or whatever she had created. When she moved back to Idaho, Blaine took over by himself and continues to help my family and me in numerous ways. I will always remember her for her exuberant spirit and warm...

Dear Taylor family, your mother was a wonderful friend when I lived in Clark. I always loved seeing her in the Temple and she always had a sweet smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tonya, Scott, Rebecca, Cameron Smith.
I Tonya Hill Smith am Ruby Clements Wright granddaughter. I meet Grace at a family reunion a few years ago. She told me stories of her life. I really enjoyed getting to know her.

When I think of Grace, I think of her as a friend to all. She loved people and people loved her. She will be missed her, but I know her reunion with her spouse, other family members and all her friends will be joyous.
Know that the love of friends and family will be near.

Grace Taylor was like a second mother to me when I was young. I remember so many fun times playing at her house with her children, and the campfires, and good food. I want her family to know how much I cared for her and them.

Grace was a beautiful, gracious woman. She taught me how to give of myself and how to be a better person. I loved her dearly. She was an integral part of our family for so many years. My children were lucky to have such a wonderful grandmother. My heart goes out to all of you Ellen, Fred, Lynn and Blaine. Love, Jane Vandermyde.

Mom agrees I will miss you lovely lovely smile and your great personality I would never forget you sleep well my dear mom I love you so much

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a kind lady with a beautiful heart.

I loved Grace and her enthusiastic smile. I substituted her kindergarten class. She was a great teacher and her students loved her. You also knew that she had a testimony of the gospel