ESCANABA - Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret Taylor, 70, Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, after a brief illness.
Betty was born Aug. 13, 1941, to the late Walter and Evelyn Taylor.
Betty worked for Lake State Industries for 35 years, an organization that her mother was instrumental in starting.
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Margaret Taylor
Betty enjoyed life, she always had a smile and kind word to say. She was always happy with whatever was put in front of her. She was fortunate to travel to California quite often with her mother, and she truly enjoyed that, she loved the freeways!
She also enjoyed the slot machines at the casinos (very lucky gal), cards, puzzles, animals and Latch Hooking. She also enjoyed some classic TV shows, especially "I Love Lucy" and accessorized with much "Betty Boop" attire.
Betty was a very special and blessed individual. In her later years, she was involved at Perspectives, enjoyed her monthly C.H.A.T. outings, Kiwanis Aktion Club, and retired in November of 2011 from Lake State Industries.
She is survived by cousins, Steve Jensen, Dave Jensen, Marcia Shandor, Jeff Jensen, Sue Gilson and their spouses.
Her caregivers/ guardians of 16 years, Randy and Sue Daigneault and their children, Matthew, Sarah (Zach), and Brittany and grandchildren, Ethan, Trent and baby Izak.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Evelyn Taylor; aunt and uncle, Ron and Mae Rouse; aunt, Joanne Jensen; and special family friend, Couie Erickson.
Betty's family will receive friends on Friday, July 20, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Fran DeGroot officiating. Luncheon will follow in the St. Ann Parish Hall.
Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Betty's name for C.H.A.T. Community Handicap Awareness Team. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Taylor family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Taylor family.