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Olive Mona Taylor (Aka “Honey”)

May 14, 1924 — August 12, 2023


Olive Mona Taylor (Aka “Honey”)

I was born May 14, 1924 in Alberta, Canada, registered in Tide Lake, Alberta, Canada.  We came to Idaho just before my 3-Year-Old Birthday.  I was the oldest of 6 children (Brother, Doren Ellis; Sister, Bertha Carpenter; Brother, David Ellis; Sister, Ruby Ellis and Brother, Jack Ellis).  We lived in Meridian, Eagle and Boise since 1927.  We moved 3 houses off State Street on 34th Street in 1937.  I graduated from Boise High School and took several classes at Boise Junior College.

I met my husband Byron “Bud” Taylor soon after moving to 34th Street.  He was a neighbor boy that was a friend of my brother.  He was a good listener, and I was a very talkative person.  We spent quite a bit of time together in the neighborhood.  We fell in love and got married on July 18, 1942.  We both loved the Lord and served Him with our whole hearts.  I have always loved Jesus Christ as my Savior.  We were married 70 years before he passed away on December 6, 2012 after a short illness (2 ½ Months).  We had 2 children – Jeanette and Thomas and 4 Grandchildren – Lisa, Greg, Mark and Rebekah.

I worked at CC Anderson’s when Mr. Anderson was alive (what later became Macy’s) and the Mode Tea Room.  I had a Day Care in my home for several years.  I taught Sunday School class for Pre-Schoolers for 20 years and Daily Vacation Bible School in the summer for several years.

I am preceded in death by my husband Byron “Bud” Thomas Taylor on December 6, 2012, my son Thomas “Tom” Taylor in July of 1986, my daughter Jeanette Kruljac in May of 2007 and my grandson Greg Crosby in December 12, 2021.  I am looking forward to seeing them again in Heaven.  I am survived by 3 grandchildren, Mark Taylor of Meridian, Idaho, Rebekah (Ken) Mayberry of Washington State and Lisa Booker of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and 1 brother, Jack Ellis of Boise, Idaho and 1 sister, Bertha Carpenter of Meridian, Idaho.  I have many nieces and nephews and cousins that I love dearly!  I always enjoyed visiting with them and all my friends.  I want to THANK my kind neighbors Misti and Michael, Steve and Donna and also my nice caregiver Stacey.

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Past Services


Thursday, September 7, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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5400 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83706

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Graveside Service

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

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