Lela Dallas Payne Taylor, 85, died March 8, 2014 in Loa. She was born July 13, 1928, in Koosharem, a daughter of Harry Lamont and Eva Orelia Torgerson Payne. She married Van Gross Taylor, June 12, 1947 in Fremont, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple, February 12, 1960. Van preceded her in death, January 5, 2006.
Lela was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Primary, Young Women, Relief Society and Sunday School. She was a lifetime visiting teacher. Lela was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Geyser.
Lela loved to cook, sew and garden. She was an excellent homemaker, wife, mother and a very special grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great pride in her home and her family. Her door was always open and there were always cookies or brownies waiting.
Lela is survived by her children: Valynn and Ron Huffaker, Ephraim; Rodney and JoAnn Taylor, Gunnison; DeMar and Misako Taylor, Torrey; Corinne and Wesley Jensen, Torrey; and Teena and Jim Tolbert, Salem; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Karon Williams Wilson, Castle Dale; Shauna Lee Leslie, Enoch; and brother Val Payne, Cleveland.
She is also preceded in death by parents; brothers Harold T. Payne, Jerry Lamar Payne, Warren Payne; and sisters: Eva Lillian Underwood, and Evalynn Payne.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 13th at 1 p.m. in the Fremont LDS Ward Chapel where friends may call Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thrusday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Fremont Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com .
Our sincere sorrow is with the family, we know Corrine the most and love her. We would love to send our love too the whole family as it is the only way we know from experiece to express the feelings of love and sorrow of lossing someone you love and one as close as your MOTHER. Russell & I have both lost ours and know just how hard it is We live in Manti now but am too ill too make the funeral. Love forever!
Wilma Boone & GennaThomsen
Posted Mon March 10, 2014
Lela was a great sister-in-law and sweet aunt. We always will remember her sweet disposition, the horses she let us ride and the beautiful garden she planted every year. She will be missed, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. All our love!
Wilma & Genna and Family
Bruce & Ramona Brown
Posted Tue March 11, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Lela's passing, but I am so happy she is with Van again. Mrs. Taylor was always a kind, gentle soul. She set such a good example and was so kind to us when we visited her home as young boys. She will be missed, but I know she has built mansions in Heaven. Our prayers are with the whole family at this time.
Wells & Coleen Bagley
Posted Tue March 11, 2014
Dear Taylor Family,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of you dear Mother. We have Dr. appointments in Salt Lake and Provo on the days of you Mother's Funeral. We are sorry we will be unable to attend. Your family has always been a dear connection to past fun days. We express our deepest sympathy. Love Wells and Coleen Bagley8
Posted Wed March 12, 2014
TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Wilbert and Bonnie Blackburn.
Sending love and warm wishes to Lela Taylor's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wilbert and Bonnie Blackburn Family