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1936 Joan 2017

Joan Taylor

July 5, 1936 — October 28, 2017

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend Joan Currell Taylor passed away on October 28, 2017. Joan Currell Taylor was born July 5, 1936, the second of three daughters, born to Harold Currell and Bernice White Currell. Joan's childhood was filled with wonderful memories of time spent with her grandparents, roller skating, playing with neighborhood friends, and re-enacting old movies with her older sister Connie, who always got to play the lead actress. The highlight of Connie and Joan's youth was the birth of their baby sister LaRee. She was a little doll and they loved her dearly. During her high school years, she worked at the Spud-Nut Soda Shop which was the favorite high school hang out because they had the best homemade doughnuts, hamburgers, shakes and, best looking car hops in town. Joan and Connie were the best of friends and spent many wonderful adventures together before graduating. Joan graduated from high school in 1954 and on June 4, 1954, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Parson. They had four children, Clair, Joseph Craig, Dana Lynn and Creston Kyle. In 1965 they divorced. Joan and her three children moved from Mexico to Logan, Utah and began a new life, where she worked at the Logan Optical. In 1967 she met DeMar Taylor and on December 14, 1967 they were married. Joan and her three children moved to Montana with DeMar, who was the love of her life. Before DeMar and Joan were married he brought her to Montana and took her to Elkhorn, she fell in love with the beautiful landscape and mountains. DeMar promised after they were married he would build her a cabin at Elkhorn. He Did!!!! Joan loved spending time in this special cabin built for her, skiing, snowmobiling, and riding her horse, Moon. She and DeMar traveled the world and had many adventures to share. They also spent many winters in Arizona were Joan learned to love and play tennis. She loved music, playing the piano, playing cards and spending time with friends and family. Joan was an amazing cook, seamstress and was a master at knitting where she received several grand champion awards at the fair for the sweaters she knit. She also loved quilting and her projects were made with beauty and love. She served in many Church callings, but her favorites were the Relief Society Activities Director and singing in the Ward Choir. Her wonderful sense of humor, laugh and beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Joan is survived by her four children Judy (Steve) Goodsell, Craig (Jackie) Taylor, Dana (Steve) Huffaker and Kyle (Milonie) Taylor, 11 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren, sister Connie Bourgoin, brothers-in-law Max Jensen and Paul Taylor. Sisters-in law Diane Taylor Rhea Taylor, Norma Taylor and Loretta Taylor and many nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her son Clair, parents, husband DeMar and sister La Ree.
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