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Afton B. Taylor

April 2, 1924 August 12, 2019
Afton B. Taylor
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Obituary for Afton B. Taylor

Bicknell/Cedar City, Utah - Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend, Afton Brinkerhoff Taylor, age 95, passed away August 12, 2019 in Cedar City, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 2, 1924 in Bicknell, a daughter of Royal James and Beatrice Taylor Brinkerhoff. She grew up in Bicknell and graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1942. She married Don Emil Taylor April 2, 1942 in Bicknell. They made their home in Bicknell, where they raised their five children. They were later divorced.

Afton was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Stake Primary and Stake Relief Society Presidencies, as a Ministering Sister and Teacher.
She moved to Cedar City in the early 1980's and worked for the US Park Service, where she received the Lifetime Service Award.

Afton enjoyed playing pinochle, making carmel candies and apple pies, gardening, genealogy, and writing. She authored the book, "Tie It To A Cedar". She loved her family and enjoyed being around them.

Afton is survived by her youngest daughter, Jean Gillespie of Blackfoot, Idaho; a son-in-law, Met Johnson of Cedar City; 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by four children: Lana Johnson, Michael Royal Taylor, Karl Don Taylor and Julia Anna Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, where friends may call for viewing Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.


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Viewing

Saturday

17

Aug

9:30 AM 8/17/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8/17/2019 10:30:00 AM
Thurber LDS Ward Chapel

190 North 200 East
Bicknell, UT 84715

Thurber LDS Ward Chapel
190 North 200 East Bicknell 84715 UT
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Aug

11:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Thurber LDS Ward Chapel

190 North 200 East
Bicknell, UT 84715

Thurber LDS Ward Chapel
190 North 200 East Bicknell 84715 UT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bicknell Cemetery Final Resting Place

700 South Cemetery Road
Bicknell, UT 84715

700 South Cemetery Road Bicknell 84715 UT
United States
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