It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Florence (Flory) Todd Taylor in the early hours of Sunday, April 18th, 2021. She was born in Heber, Utah on November 1st, 1943, one of five children born to Kendall D. Todd and Edna Bacon Todd. In her early teens, the family moved to Bountiful, Utah, where Flory put down deep roots. She graduated from Bountiful High, then moved on to Snow College in Ephraim. There she met Joe Reese Taylor who would become her life’s partner.
Flory was an adorable woman whose laugh was infectious. She always seemed to be happy, sharing her positivity with those around her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lived for her family.
She and Joe had two sons, Todd Reese Taylor (deceased) and LaMarr Charles (Angela) Taylor, who survives her. Theirs was an outdoor loving family, who spent vacations hunting, camping and fishing. Later, their outings included their grandsons Mason, Michael and Tryston Taylor.
Flory was close to her siblings. Flory spent 18 years on the Wednesday bowling league with her sister Joyce Davis and in later years with her sister OraLee. Together, they went on many trips. Often they had no particular destination in mind, going where the road lead them.
She was also close to her Taylor family; sister-in-law Jeri Taylor Wayman, brother-in-law & wife, Jerald & Edna Taylor, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joe & Flory’s son, Todd became the Utah Democratic Party Executive Director. A highlight of Flory’s life was accompanying Todd to the Democratic National Convention where Todd was a delegate, and where she met many high level politicians and influential people.
In the late 80’s, Joe & Flory built a beautiful home in the Bountiful hills where she lived until Joe’s passing. She and her extended family spent many happy hours there, enjoying Flory & Todd’s epicurean meals. She was a wonderful cook who shared her talents generously. Flory later moved to Lehi so she could be closer to her son, LaMarr and his family.
We will all miss her.
Flory was predeceased by her husband Joe Reese Taylor, and her son Todd Reese Taylor, as well as sisters Joyce Todd Davis and Aldena Todd George. She is survived by her son LaMarr (Angela) Taylor, brother Bruce (Verla) Todd, sister OraLee Todd Elliott and her brother and sister-in-law. She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. An online memorial will be published soon. To access this memorial, please send an invite request to: email@example.com