Betty J. Taylor, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Betty Jean Wilson was born on May 18, 1931 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Victor A. and Helen I. (Brady) Wilson. She was a 1948 graduate of Maquoketa High School and married Lee E. Taylor Jr. on June 12, 1949 in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union four children were born, Vickie, Ronald, Cathy and Dennis.
Betty was a homemaker who in her younger years had worked as an aide at the Jackson County Public Hospital, and also for National Tea Grocery Store, both in Maquoketa.
Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, working on puzzles, socializing at her favorite hangout place "McDonald's", playing cards and going to garage sales.
Those left to honor Betty's memory include her children, Vickie (Steve) Earles of Maquoketa, IA, Ronnie (Connie) Taylor of Maquoketa, IA, Cathy Blackburn of Maquoketa, IA, and Dennis (Lesa) Taylor of Prior Lake, MN; a brother Lonny Wilson of Bettendorf, IA; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lee on August 3, 2001, and three grandchildren Lara Taylor, Billy Blackburn, Zander Blackburn.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Betty J. Taylor memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
So sorry for your loss! You have an awesome family.
Our sympathy to your family. Betty will be missed at McDonalds. She was a great neighbor 7 will be missed
Dear Vickie and family
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. She was a sweet quiet woman who worked with me at the hospital as a nurses aide. I know what a loss this is to you and we will pray for your Mom and your family. Susan Devine Keeney and the MCHS class of 1969.
Vicki and your family...Deepest sympathy for this loss.
My sympathy to the family on your loss. So sorry to hear.
Words can not express the loss of a family member, especially a mother. May God bless you all with strength and courage.
Dennis sorry for you loss.your mom and dad were good neibors to Earl and Walter and Martha Lietz
My deepest sympathy to the family. Always loved visiting with her when we crossed paths.
Our deepest sympathy to your family.
To the family- please know i am thinking of you all at this very hard times in you're life, thank goodness for lots of memories and stuff to help us get threw this..Didn't know Betty real well, but we know know each other threw her kids.. She would always smile and speak when every we would meet... God is getting a great angel coming his way now.
Vickie and family - I am so sorry for your loss.
I'm so very sorry for your loss .will say a Rosary for. Your mom may. She Rest in Peace
I used to live in Maquoketa and I used to walk by your mom's house every day she was a sweet lady and would be sitting out on her little bench.
I always stopped and talked with her and ask her how Dennis was doing because Dennis graduated with my son Rick.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Amen🙏✝
With sincere sympathy,
I am very sorry for your loss. She was a nice lady.
Deepest sympathy Vickie and Family
Vickie and family - our hearts are with you. Losing a mom is one of life's most difficult experiences. She was a kind, gentle woman and we are thinking of you.
Dennis-Ronnie and family...my sympathy to you. May your memories keep your mom close to your heart...Peace be with you...Patti Rasmussen Schaeffer
MY sympathy to Betty's family. Our visits at McDonalds, were always enjoyable times. Betty will be missed by many. RIP, friend!
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