Our dear Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, Velma Eileen Taylor, returned home to her Heavenly Father on July 19, 2017.
Eileen was born on January 26, 1945 to Ethel Irene Smart and Vivan Theodore “Ted” Simmons in Ogden, Utah as the fifth of their six children. She grew up in Kaysville and Layton and graduated from Davis High School with honors. Eileen married her sweetheart and the love of her life, Mark J Taylor, on September 18, 1964 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They were the proud parents of two sons, Marc V. and Michael “Mike” J Taylor.
Eileen loved being in the outdoors with her family and friends, camping, snowmobiling, and traveling. She loved being artistic and creating new things by painting, quilting, sewing, cooking and baking. Eileen’s homemade suckers were a staple of the Morgan County Fair for most of the 1980’s and early 1990’s.
A life-long active member of the LDS Church, Eileen had an unshakable testimony of the Gospel and loved the opportunities she had to serve others in many callings. Eileen also loved family history and cherished the many years she spent as a volunteer extractor.
Eileen is survived by her husband “Jay” and her two sons: Marc (Shelly), and Mike; as well as her Six Grandchildren: Dylan, Braxton, Sydnee, Rylan, Kylee and Holland.
She is also survived by her brother Elmer (JoAnn), two sisters: Carolyn Martin and Debra (Gordon) Larsen, sister-in-law LaFay (Don) Simmons, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald Simmons and her sister Marian (Jon) Wanner.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Milton, LDS Chapel, 1259 N. Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan, UT. A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W 200 N, Morgan, UT, and on Friday July 28, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Milton LDS Chapel.
Interment, Mountain Green Cemetery.