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MARY SERDAR TAYLOR Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Mary Serdar Taylor died peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends on April 19, 2017 at Tranquility Manor in Kennewick. A special thanks to all those at Tranquility Manor that treated mom with love and compassion during her last weeks of life. Wife, Mom, Sister, Grandma, Great Grandma, and Saint, (well almost) Mary Pauline Serdar was born in a little town that doesn't even exist any longer, Mace, Idaho on May 27, 1922. Mary struggled just to survive as many did at that time with her three sisters, mom, and dad. Her life changed forever, however, when she and her sisters were sent to live with the "Sisters of the Good Shepard" in Spokane. Their loving kindness, faith, humility, strength, and sense of "the good neighbor" would shape the rest of her life. Her kindness and faith was well known to all. She not only learned and used the secretarial skills but taught them as well. She not only helped in the kitchen, but became known for her excellent culinary skills. If you never had "Mom's" homemade chicken and noodles, spaghetti and meatballs, sausage soup with hard dumplings....and then there were the desserts. The wisdom of the Sisters sent her out into the world, where she would meet and marry her best friend, Jimmy Taylor, on August 20, 1948. They were to have 68+ years together before he passed on January 28, 2017. Her community involvement included Catholic Daughters, doing linens for Sr. Robert (something she was very proud of), choir member for over 30 years, volunteer at Lourdes Hospital for over 25 years, Knights of Columbus functions, and many more, plus raise a loving family and be a remarkable wife and partner. By the time her journey on earth was done, they had six children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Her greatest sorrows include losing two sisters, her son Timothy at birth, her great grandson Garrett Taylor at two, and of course her husband, Jimmy, on January 28th of this year at the age of 91. But the joy of family, faith, and love, lives on in all she touched and cared about. She is survived by her sister, Joanne McDonald and her husband Ron; her children: Michael and wife Kathy, Marilyn Blazon and husband Frank, Joseph and wife Jery, Gregory and wife Carole, Stephen and wife Agi (Leslie), 13 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Viewing will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 24th at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St, Kennewick, with Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church (main), 520 S. Garfield St., Kennewick. Graveside services will follow the Mass at Desert Lawn Memorial Park,10th and Union St., Kennewick. A lunch will be held back at St. Joseph's Dillon Hall after. Instead of flowers, the family asks that you take a moment to appreciate your own family and the love to be found in giving of yourself. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 22, 2017