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Amy Elizabeth Taylor

July 3, 1964 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 54)
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Amy Elizabeth Taylor, 54, left us to be with God on February 7,
2019. Heaven gained a special angel that day, or as Amy would
say, "I am a classical, old-fashioned, Victorian woman". Born on
July 3, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio to Hull and Phyllis Taylor, Amy
was the youngest of four girls; Peggy, Ruthi and MariAnne.

Amy was born with various health problems and at the age of
three it was discovered that she was deaf. Being deaf NEVER
stopped Amy from doing anything that she wanted to do. Amy
attended the Idaho State School for the Deaf and the Blind in
Gooding, Idaho and graduated in 1984.

Amy was involved with Special Olympics and received many
gold medals for bowling. She loved listening to music, going to
movies and taking selfies. Some of her other favorites were, of
course, the color PURPLE, coffee, Diet Coke, Dove candy bars,
Twinkies, wine and special occasions. If Amy were to go out, you
would see her wearing pearls, rings on every finger and sparkly
fancy clothes. Too much jewelry at one time did not exist to

Amy never met a stranger, she was magical. To know Amy for a
moment was to love her for a lifetime. Amy's greatest gift was
her incredible ability to teach us to be kinder, to be patient, to be

forgiving, to be tolerant and to LOVE.

Amy is survived by Peggy (Ralph) Hutchison, Ruthi Caba (John),
MariAnne (Jim) Nance, Mike (Carolyn) McDonnell, Debbie (Dan)
Davis, Gary McDonnell and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by her Father, Hull Taylor, mother Phyllis
Taylor McDonnell, stepfather Ron McDonnell and stepbrother Steve McDonnell.

The family would like to thank Dr. Cherese Tartar and the staff of Doctor’s Hospice, especially her favorite, Chiara Ahl, RN.

To honor Amy, we would like to request that everyone wear purple to celebrate the life of our angel. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Doctor’s Hospice or the American Heart Association.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. A reception will follow in the Nampa Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. An online guest book is available at

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