Our loving mother
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
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
had a son, Mark and two daughters, Sharon and Vicki. The glow of married l
spanned 42 years, dimming only with Don
s death in 1991.
Don was employed by United A
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
career was devotion to her family, she too helped
home the bacon
Her experience in a Minneapolis bank gave her skills which she
brought to Idaho and the State Capital Building
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
she was skillful in her performance, her wit and amiable character were the
delights of friends, co-workers and custome
egularly attended Mass and received the sacraments; she has been
a faithful parishioner of Sacred Hear
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
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
with a luncheon a
terwards at Hope Hall in
Sacred Heart Church. Please dress for the heat (
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s Childrens' Hospital may be
made in Marilyn's honor by those who w
sh to donate.