Jeanne Dolores Taylor
Jeanne Dolores Taylor, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and resident of Basalt, CO, since 2004, passed on to heaven Friday afternoon, October 2, 2015 in her home. She had just celebrated her 86th birthday on September 14.
After living in Williamsport, PA for 51 years, where her husband Art (deceased) was a family physician, the Taylors relocated to Basalt, CO to be near their children and their families. They attended Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Born in Harrisburg, PA, September 14, 1929, the daughter of Donald Richard and Dolores Richards Shaffer, Jeanne graduated from William Penn High School and then entered nurses training at the Temple University School of Nursing. Upon graduation as a registered nurse, she was employed by Temple University Hospital. After the birth of her first child, Jeanne became a full-time mom, a role she embraced whole-heartedly. She was a wonderful, supportive mom to a daughter and two sons.
Jeanne and Art enjoyed traveling abroad, RV-ing, scuba diving, tennis, swimming, and, especially, skiing which they did for 50+ years, mostly in Aspen. She was a licensed private pilot and was also a skilled craftsperson who did pottery, needlework, pastel drawing, and quilting. Quilting was her passion for over 20 years.
Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann; son Michael Arthur and wife Kathy and son Brett Richard Edwin and wife Charlene; five grandchildren: Carolynne (Cari) Michelle McCormick and husband Seth McCormick, Kyle Benjamin and wife Sarah, Logan Harry Albert, Michael Spencer, and Christopher Loren; and three great grandchildren: Lilah Jeanne, John Arthur (Jack), and Benjamin Myers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Mountain Valley Developmental Services, P.O. Box 338, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
A service of remembrance and celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held at Crossroads Church Aspen, Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
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