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Helen Taylor

March 16, 2018
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Helen Taylor passed away on March 16, 2018 with family by her side.

Helen was born in February of 1934 in New Castle, Indiana to parents Henry and Lora Taylor. She was the oldest of four children which included sister Ruth, brother Bill, and sister Bernice.

Helen graduated from Sandy High School in Oregon Helen married and started a family, having 5 children; Diane, Suzie, Betty, Lora, and James She later divorced and moved to Boise, Idaho in 1975. She began working at the Boise Police Department and then moved to the new Ada County Public Safety building. She worked in the property/evidence department until she retired in 1987. Her two public
service positions were the most fulfilling jobs of her career, which she truly enjoyed. She moved to California for several years and then returned to Huston, Idaho to enjoy gardening and spending time with her family. Helen was always there to help with any family in need over the years. She enjoyed playing cards and board games with family and cooking many holiday meals. Some of her fondest memories were trips she had taken to visit family in Iowa, Virginia, New York, Indiana, Oregon, and California. In Idaho, she would recall all of the fun times had in McCall on family vacations. She always looked forward to the many trips to Jackpot with co-workers and family over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ruth Walton and brother-in-Iaw's Donald Walton and Ronald George.

Helen is survived by her children; Diane Ross of Bellingham, Washington, Suzie (David) Vauk of Nampa, Idaho; Betty Hutchings of Boise, Idaho; Lora (Skip) Shallanberger of New Plymouth: Idaho; and James (Karen)Taylor of Chico, California; four grandchildren; Valerie Kennedy, Keith (Shannon) Kennedy: Sue (Nick) Hill and Keeley Taylor along with 6 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to a local Pet Haven or animal shelter of your choice, as she loved all animals.

There will be a reception held at the Holiday Inn Express, 2610 E. Freeway Dr., Meridian, Idaho 83642 on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at

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