ELDORADO — " ‘For your thoughts are not my thoughts,' declares the Lord, neither are your ways my ways.' " Isaiah 55:8
Juanita Taylor journeyed to her beloved "Beulah Land," Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Abilene, Texas.
Juanita was born June 28, 1920, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Wade and Annie Thomas. She married Delbert Hansen Taylor May 17, 1937.
Making Eldorado, Texas, their home, they raised two sons and were happily married 63 years. She moved to Abilene in 2001, to be nearer to family.
A chapel service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Kerbow Funeral Home in Eldorado. Pastor Steve Rowe of First United Methodist Church will be officiating. Interment will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.
Juanita and Delbert owned and ran Taylor Hardware. She was always active within the Eldorado community serving as a census taker, public library volunteer, club officer for the Eldorado Country Club, news writer for the Par Tee column of the Eldorado Success and many other activities. She was an avid gardener, enthusiastic walker, lover of games and reading, singer of hymns, wonderful artist of country scenes and quite the prankster in "pulling the wool over the eyes" of all who knew her (much to their delight).
Juanita was a member of the First Methodist Church in Eldorado. Juanita Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; her father and mother; two brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, Ralph Owen Taylor and wife Barbara Taylor of New Braunfels; son Don Charles Taylor and wife Wanda of Abilene; two granddaughters, Teri Lee-Smith of Issaquah, Wash., and Tami Sheldon of Durango, Colo.; two grandsons, Travis Taylor of Cold Spring, N.Y., and Jason Taylor of Pearland, Texas; one great-granddaughters, Carly Sheldon; one great-grandson, Jesse Sheldon, both of Durango, Colo.; one niece, Patsy Kellogg of Eldorado; five nephews, Carl Parker of Hays, Kan., James Parker of Wiley, Texas, Robert Woodard of Marble Falls, Texas, Roy Lynn Taylor of Bandera, Texas, and Velton Taylor of San Angelo.
While her presence will be missed by us all, her light will shine on in the special and precise memories of the heart that she so uniquely embedded within each of us!
"I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7