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Marilyn Anne Taylor

Marilyn Anne Taylor

Our loving mother , Marilyn, was born on November 17,1926, in Renville, Minnesota, to Joseph and Clara Dvorak. She was the youngest of five girls.

The family moved to the Minneapolis area when she was 10 , and after the death of Marilyn ' s father in 1947, they relocated to Boise. Here she met Donald G. Taylor and two years later they exchanged their vows in St . John's Cathedral . They had a son, Mark and two daughters, Sharon and Vicki. The glow of married l i fe spanned 42 years, dimming only with Don ' s death in 1991.

Don was employed by United A i rl i nes at the Boise Airport for four decades. He and Marilyn experienced many adventures during his career , making many lifelong friends and traveling extensively through the friendly skies.

Although mom's undisputed pr i ma r y career was devotion to her family, she too helped ' bring home the bacon . ' Her experience in a Minneapolis bank gave her skills which she brought to Idaho and the State Capital Building . After raising her family she was employed by the Ada County Assessor's Office, Anthony's clothing store, and later, by Eimers Restaurant as a hostess . Though she was skillful in her performance, her wit and amiable character were the delights of friends, co-workers and custome r s .

Marilyn r egularly attended Mass and received the sacraments; she has been a faithful parishioner of Sacred Hear t Church since its founding in 1952. She was an altar society member, sang in the church choir, volunteered her time and talents in other supportive roles, and coached the girls' softball team to first-place victories.

Marilyn enjoyed playing bridge, bowling in mixed and women's leagues, and creating many baked goods and delicious desserts. She supported local sports teams - specifically: attending numerous Boise Hawks baseball games and never failing to watch a Boise State football game. She liked to travel by air (especially to the Hawaiian Islands), by car (to their tiny cabin in McCall and to sites on the Oregon coast), by RV (to Canadian destinations and treks to Jackpot), and by ship (cruising the inside passage to Alaska.)

Mom's faith and faithfulness to her Catholic roots certainly helped instill in her the values of a loving and unpretentious existence. She enjoyed life and brought that joy to all who were fortunate to share an exchange with her. She will be missed by many, but none so much as by her children who never doubted for a moment that in her eyes they had value, were loved as only a mother might, and could count on her in any situation. Certainly heaven has welcomed another soul to its realms.

The Lord summoned our precious mother on June 25. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, her parents and four sisters: Arlene, Erma, Lorraine, Margaret / husband Gerald McBroom, and a few nieces and nephews. She is survived by her son Mark of Boise, daughters Sharon of Portland and Vicki of Boise, and sister-in-law Betty Jo Courtright / husband Phillip also of Boise, nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning, July 2 at 10:30 at Sacred Heart Church, 811 S . Latah, Boise, with a rosary preceding it at 10:00 for those wishing to attend. Graveside services to follow at Morris Hill Cemetery for those who would brave the temperatu r es , with a luncheon a f terwards at Hope Hall in Sacred Heart Church. Please dress for the heat ( r espectfully casual) .

Flowe r s to Alden-Waggoner o r gif t s to St . Jude ' s Childrens' Hospital may be made in Marilyn's honor by those who w i sh to donate.
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