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Shirley Ann Taylor

December 22, 1941 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Shirley Taylor Obituary

In Loving Memory of Shirley Ann Taylor 

December 22, 1941 – October 2, 2023  

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Taylor, a beloved 81-year-old wife,  mother, sister, aunt, and friend who departed this world on October 2, 2023. She passed away  gently and peacefully surrounded with love by her loved ones and her nurse Alicia, whom she  adored.  

Born on December 22, 1941, Shirley was a joy to everyone she encountered, and it was often  said by her mother Lola, that she never met a stranger from the time she was born. She was  known for her laughter, humor, and her ready smile to all. Shirley always had a compliment or  kind word for anyone who crossed her path and was a lover of people. 

In her personal life, Shirley was a devoted family member and friend. She was a lifelong  member of the Church of Christ. Shirley married the love of her life, Thomas Taylor, in 1959 and  they spent the next 40 years together until he passed in 1999. She always cherished the time  spent with her family and friends, especially with her mother Lola Mae, while creating treasured  memories that will live on in our hearts. She was an avid gardener, painter, reader, and collector.  Shirley spent countless hours focused on the project or hobby she held dear, with her oil  paintings being something she was proud of until her final years.  

As we say goodbye to Shirley, may we remember the memories of her love, laughter, and joy  she shared with those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her much-beloved husband  of 40 years, Thomas Taylor, her father Bob Eudy, her mother Lola Mae Eudy-Huff, her brother  Jimmy Eudy, and her companion and dear friend, Lester Sain. Shirley is survived by her children,  Terry Taylor, and Angie (Oskar) Jakobsson, her sister Myra (Sam) Law, and her five grandchildren,  Brianna Jakobsson, Blake Jakobsson, Lukas Jakobsson, Tarah Clubb, and Seaver Taylor, sisters-in law, Martha Linton, Jane (Dennis) Massey and Carolyn Eudy, and numerous cherished nieces  and nephews. 

Though Alzheimer’s ultimately claimed many of Shirley’s memories and abilities, it never  dampened her love of people or extinguished her smile. Her story will always serve as a  reminder of strength and resilience while she faced the most challenging of circumstances in  her day-to-day life. In her final months, Shirley and her family were tremendously blessed with a  staff of earthly angels from New Century Hospice. Our gratitude can never be expressed for the  compassionate care that was given to our family during that time. 

To celebrate the life of Shirley, family and friends are invited to attend the funeral services held  at Mountain Valley Funeral Home on Friday, October 6, 2023, with a viewing and visitation from  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Chapel services to begin at 1:00 PM followed by a private family burial at  

Caddo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Union Gospel  Mission of Tarrant County or The Morris Foundation Women & Children’s Center in Fort Worth,  Texas. Mountain Valley Funeral Home, 3407 SW Wilshire Boulevard, Joshua, Texas, 76058

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October 6, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mountain Valley Funeral Home

Funeral Service
October 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Mountain Valley Funeral Home

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Interment following funeral service
October 6, 2023

Caddo Cemetery


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