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Ethelyn Peterson Taylor

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1914 - 2012
Ethelyn Peterson Taylor died July 4, 2012. She was born December 2, 1914 in Moroni, Utah, to Peter Canute and Ethel Margaret Rawlings Peterson. She was the third of six children.
Ethelyn was reared in Ephraim, Utah, where she attended the public schools and was graduated from Snow College. She later was graduated from Brigham Young University and Stanford University. She also attended Northwestern and Denver Universities. She did secretarial work, taught at Spanish Fork High School for one year following her graduation from college, and was on the faculty of Brigham Young University for 22 years.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in teaching and leadership positions in the auxiliary organizations. She served a mission to Switzerland and California.
Ethelyn married Orson Kenneth Taylor on June 27, 1940, in the Salt Lake Temple. He died October 31, 1940.
On September 9, 1968, she married Henry Dixon Taylor in the Salt Lake Temple. With this marriage came his four sons and their families who brought much happiness to Ethelyn. Henry passed away February 24, 1987.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles William Peterson (Rosemarie), Fountain Hills, Arizona, and her sister, Kathryn P. Welling (Lawrence E.), Kaysville, Utah. Her sister, Margaret P. Ottosen preceded her in death as did her two brothers, Cornelius Rawlings Peterson, and Peter Knute Peterson. She is also survived by Henry D. Taylor Jr. (Collette), Palo Alto, California, Stephen Kroge Taylor (Ann), Provo, Utah, and David Arthur Taylor, (Kristine), Provo, Utah. Anthony Taylor passed away in 1998.
During her last years, Ethelyn appreciated the good care given her at Brighton Gardens.
Those who may wish to remember her may contribute to the Peter Canute and Ethel Margaret Rawlings Peterson Scholarship Fund at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, 84627, or the Arthur N. and Maria D. Taylor Scholarship at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call before the funeral from 10:30 p.m. to 11:40 a.m. and also on Monday evening, July 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary. Interment Provo City Cemetery.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from July 7 to July 8, 2012
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