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2002 N. Main St. Suite 7
Cedar City, UT 84721
Phone: 435-586-3456
Barbara Taylor

Barbara Kesler Taylor

Monday, June 24th, 1940 - Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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Barbara Kesler Black Taylor passed away in Cypress, Texas, on December 27, 2018, at the age of seventy-eight. Barbara was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in the Millcreek area. After graduating from Olympus High School, Barbara met and married E. Ray Taylor. They had three children—Ken, Lori, and Heather. After living in Sandy, Utah, for many years, Ray and Barbara, along with Lori and Heather, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Ray and Barbara resided there until they retired and moved to New Harmony, Utah. After Ray passed away in 2017, Barbara moved to Cypress, Texas, to live with her daughter Heather.

Barbara loved crafting and had a flair for design. She sewed, painted, did floral design, and made delicious candies. She loved camping, shopping, and chocolate ice cream. Barbara enjoyed laughter and games and was always the life of the party. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many Church callings, including Primary presidency counselor, Cub Scout leader, and various callings in the Relief Society. Barbara was known for her beautiful smile and fun personality.

Barbara is survived by her three children: Ken (Anna) (Sandy, Utah), Lori (Boyd) Pace (New Harmony, Utah), and Heather (Greg) Bennion (Cypress, Texas). Barbara is also survived by her three granddaughters: Rachelle Taylor (Salt Lake City, Utah), Megan McDonald (Cypress, Texas), and Jerica Bennion (St. George, Utah), as well as five grandsons: Talon Bennion, Braeden Bennion, and Dakota Bennion (all of St. George, Utah), and Alex McDonald and Mason McDonald (both of Cypress, Texas). Barbara is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Carsten Barrett, Cambrea Barrett, Brynlie Wright, Jaxon Bennion, and Aria Bennion (all of Salt Lake City). Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, E. Ray Taylor, and by her mother, Melba Kesler Black; her father, James M. Black; and her sister, Claudia (Rick) Firmage.

In Texas

A celebration of life for Barbara will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fairfield Chapel located at 21521 Fairfield Place in Cypress, Texas.

In Utah

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, at the New Harmony Ward chapel (12 North Main, New Harmony, Utah 84757). Preceding the funeral will be a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the New Harmony Cemetery. Under the direction of Affordable Funeral Services
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    New Harmony Ward
    12 S Main St
    New Harmony, Utah 84757
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    New Harmony Ward
    12 S Main St
    New Harmony, Utah 84757
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    Bishop Bob Groke
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 |
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    New Harmony
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    New Harmony, Utah
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Diana P.

Posted at 09:34am
Words cannot express how very sorry I am for the loss of your dear Barbara. I did not have the privilege of knowing her, but as highlighted in the obituary, she sounded like an amazing person. As you cherish the many memories of your sweet Barbara, please reflect on the time when sickness, death and mourning will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4) May the hope of everlasting life that Jehovah God gives comfort and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time.
(John 6:40, Psalms 37:29)

Terry, Russ & Joan, Theresa and Teresa

Posted at 10:14am
"Barbara Taylor" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Love, Billy and Rick Firmage

Posted at 04:58pm
We may not be there in person, but were here in spirit. We're happy to know Claudia and Barbera are now laughing together. Our sympathies are with you
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