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Dorothy Robinson Taylor

November 18, 1925 — April 24, 2023

Smithfield, Utah

Dorothy Robinson Taylor

 

Dorothy Robinson Taylor was born November 18, 1925 in Boise, Idaho, where she grew up, to Dorothy Clapp and Phileon B. Robinson.  She had three sisters and one brother: Doris, Whilden, Winston and Phileon.  She passed away on April 24, 2023 in Smithfield, Utah, at the age of 97.

She met Edwin I. Taylor (Ike) at Brigham Young University and they were married in the Idaho Falls Latter Day Saint Temple on July 23, 1946.  Their union was blessed with one son and four daughters: Edwin I Jr. (Debora) of Franklin, Idaho; Jackie Annette Black of Payson, Utah; Rebecca Taylor Tuttle (Dale deceased) of Orem, Utah; Dorothy Cheryl Nickell (Steve) of Galt, California and Wendy Duke of Orem, Utah.  She is survived by her children, 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren. 

Ike and Dorothy lived in Pleasant Grove from 1950 to 1957. Employment took them to Lodi, California where the family had many faith building experiences and cherished friends.  When Ike retired as a school teacher they moved back to Utah.  

Dorothy was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities in all auxiliary of the Church.  Dorothy especially loved serving in the Relief Society where she influenced many women.  Her love for the Lord grew deep during this time.  Dorothy’s children have fond memories of seeing their mother at the kitchen table, reading her scriptures.  Dorothy loved little fun songs and sayings that she sang and recited to her children.  She was an avid reader of hardbound books and her Kindle.  She was a Gryffindor and her Patronus was a Frog.  When she spoke on the importance of loving your family many of her grandchildren would say “This is the Way.”  She sang in church choirs and performed in plays like The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado where she both sang and acted.    

After moving back to Utah she joined the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.  She served a mission with Ike in the Dominican Republic.  Ike passed away in 2009 and after that Dorothy made many moves from 2009-2023.  She lived with her daughter Annette after Ike passed for several years.  The last 2 years of her life she enjoyed living at Birch Creek Assisted Living in Smithfield, Utah where she very much enjoyed her friends and actively participated in all the varied activities and trips.  She knew the staff and friends there by name and very much appreciated the loving care that they gave to her in her times of need.  

The funeral will be held on Friday 5 May 2023 at the Orem Suncrest 5th Ward chapel, 140 N 400 W, Orem, Utah.  Viewing will be from 10 to 11:30 with the service starting at 12:00.  Interment will be at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery following the funeral. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com 

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Friday, May 5, 2023

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