Patricia Burdick Taylor

1946 ~ 2021

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Sept. 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Crescent Ridge 3rd Ward, 10975 S. Prescott Dr., Sandy, Utah 84092
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    Sept. 11, 2021
    10:00 AM
    Crescent Ridge 3rd Ward, 10975 S. Prescott Dr., Sandy, Utah 84092
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  • Our beloved Patricia Burdick Taylor peacefully passed away on September 2, 2021.

    Patricia was born on October 3rd, 1946, in Payson, Utah to Cleo Simmons and Donald Marcellus Burdick. She attended Payson High School, Snow College, and completed her education at Utah State University. She graduated with a dual major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood along with a minor in History. Patricia met Sherril Howard Taylor at Snow College and were married April 30, 1966. They attended Utah State University together and had two children: Shane and Nicole. They lived in Logan, American Fork, Herriman, and Sandy, Utah.

    Patricia taught 3rd and 4th grade at Draper Elementary School for 31 years. Outside of her family, Patricia had a tremendous passion for teaching and the development of her students. She received numerous awards and was highly recognized in her profession.

    She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and enjoyed taking her five granddaughters on Grandma Grand Getaways. In addition, she had one grandson whom she and Sherril would take camping and fishing.

    Patricia was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holding numerous leadership callings. She served in the Jordan River and Draper Temples. Patricia will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her kind acts of service. She loved life and adored her family.

    Patricia Burdick Taylor is survived by her husband, Sherril Taylor, son, Shane Taylor (LeAnn), daughter, Nicole Barney (Christopher), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, one sister, Rebecca Burdick Steadman, and one brother, Brad Burdick (Brenda).

    Funeral Services will be held at Crescent Ridge 3rd Ward Chapel at 10975 S. Prescott Dr. (1630 E) at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Friends and family may call 9:00-9:45 am prior to the services. Patricia will be buried in the Larkin Sunset Gardens cemetery in Sandy, Utah. Recording of the services can be found above, click the "Watch Services" button.


    Karen and I send our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow.
    Kim and Karen Taylor

    - Kim Taylor

    I absolutely loved Mrs. Taylor!! She was my third grade teacher and she treated me with such kindness and love and always made me feel special!! She has the same first name as my mom so I loved her even more!! She was an amazing teacher and taught with such love and kindness and I learned so much from her!! I hope my mom and Mrs. Taylor got to see each other. It is crazy to think that my mom passed August 13 and she followed right behind not long after!! I hope they are both saying hi to each other in heaven and giving each other a big hug!! Love you Mrs. Taylor💗🙏💗

    your third-grade student!

    Melissa Jackson😘

    - Melissa Jackson

    Sending love and prayers for your loss. She will be missed. We were classmates in Payson

    - Elaine (Reynolds) Christensen

    Dear Sherril, please accept our love and sincere condolences to you and your family. We are deeply saddened at the passing of such a wonderful woman. We will always remember the special times that we had together with you and her. Pat has always been an inspiration and a great example of love, compassion and tenderness. We are sure that her service to the Lord and her faithfulness have ensured her a beautiful mansion on high. While we morn her loss to us here on this earth, we will look forward to seeing her again. May God bless you and your family.

    - Randy & Gayla Brinkerhoff

    Mrs. Taylor was my 3rd grade teacher at Draper Elementary. She was an amazing teacher, so thoughtful, and really helped me enjoy the difficult things like multiplication and cursive. I always attribute going in to education and being a teacher myself, to Mrs. Taylor. Rest In Peace Mrs. Taylor!

    - Kesha Prince

    Sherrill, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Patricia. May peace and love fill your heart as you remember her.


    Pat and I were friends throughout our grade school years and high school. We were roommates at Snow College. She was kind considerate and fun loving. I loved her to pieces! We got engaged the same day. Last few years we’ve kept track of each other through cards and letters. I will miss her. My sincerest sympathy to her family.

    - Linda Renzello

    It was a gift to me to meet Pat while she and I served in the Jordan River Temple and the Draper Temple.
    She was and still is beautiful! She always looked sharp and dressed very well.

    She had many health problems but did not complain. I couldn't believe that she served as the ward Relief Society president for a long time while she didn't feel well and didn't let anyone know how sick she was! She was serving others at a time when she should have received the service herself!

    All of ius who were privileged to serve with her in the temple, knew that if there was a new bride or sister patron who was blessed enough to have Pat assigned to her as her guide, the patron was very blessed! Pat would take them by the hand and nestle into their side a bit and they knew that they were welcome and loved! Pat would rub the top of their hands as they walked. She was a wonderful representative of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

    Because of her poor health, she was unable to serve these past few years in the temple. I can still feel her spirit even though I haven't seen her for quite awhile. I must add, however, that without Sherril supporting her, cooking their meals and helping her all along the way, Pat couldn't have done all that she did. Both of them are amazing, beautiful Christlike people. It is my gift along with that of my husband, Jim, to know and be eternal friends witih the Taylors! We love you!

    - Mary Jane Wilson