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Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Jane Taylor

Saturday, March 20th, 1954 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Rebecca “Becky” Jane Taylor, beloved sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Becky was born to Phyllis and Frank Taylor on March 20, 1954. She was raised in Mapleton, Utah but lived most of her life in Provo, next to wonderful neighbors and friends.

Becky graduated from Springville High School in 1972 and went on to BYU to get her LPN nursing degree. After receiving her LPN, Becky started working at Utah Valley Hospital in the Newborn Nursery. After a few years she decided to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and moved to Salt Lake City, where she started attending the University of Utah. While finishing her degree she worked at LDS Hospital in the orthopedic ward. After graduating with her nursing degree, she returned to Provo and Utah Valley Hospital, where she started working in the Neonatal ICU. Becky always loved babies and her love was shared with all of the babies she took care of in the NICU. While taking care of the babies in the NICU, she got to know the parents and families very well. She helped organize and carry out many reunions for these families and their precious babies. She loved to see all of the families again and see those precious babies that she loved and took care of.

While working in the Utah Valley NICU Becky was asked to go to China, along with a group of nurses and doctors, to take supplies and help teach the nurses and doctors there how to take care of premature babies. She made two of these trips during her life and loved every minute of it.

Traveling was Becky’s passion. She traveled all over the world with her parents; China, Europe, South America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and all over the continental United States. They went on many cruises. Even one wild cruise around Cape Horn on the southern tip of South America, where some of the strongest ocean currents in the world are found.

Becky loved to be outside. She had a beautiful yard and garden and spent many hours outside taking care of it. She loved to have family barbeques in her backyard and watch her nieces and nephews run around exploring and playing games. Becky loved spending time with family.

Becky was an active member in her LDS ward. She loved serving her fellow ward members and they in turn loved her. She had many special friends and neighbors who helped her during her last few years of life. She loved when they would come visit her and they were always willing to help her with any need she had. Thank you for your kindness and loving care.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents.

Becky is survived by her siblings, Paul (Barbara) Taylor, Gary (Cindy) Taylor, Sonja (Michael) Levesque and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all those who lovingly cared for Becky at the end of her life, especially the caregivers at Orem Rehab Center and the nurses and doctors at Utah Valley Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers please donate to one of Becky’s favorite charities:

March of Dimes

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Red Cross
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    Address
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Address
    900 S. State Street
    Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647
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Sue

Posted at 11:57am
My heart was sadden to read about the the loss of Becky and wanted to give my warmest condolences to the family. To lose someone so well loved, so caring can bring such sadness but the God of all comfort tells us at 2 Kings 20:5 He feels our pain. At jw.org we can read in the Bible John 5:28,29 that not only does God care but it will move him to remove all the suffering he sees and he gives the assurance that you will have her in your life once again. May all the beautiful memories you have give you calm and peace until God’s promises come true. Again so very sorry for your heartache. 💐
LN

Leslie Jo Bell Nelson

Posted at 12:15pm
Our family has been very blessed by our beloved neighbor Becky who lived just around the corner from us since we moved here in 1992. Her love of people and babies and her appreciation of beauty and nature motivated her kind, uplifting interactions with everyone. I became especially close to Becky within the last several years, and our friendship has grown to be dearly cherished. I’ll be forever grateful for the insights, perspective, and love of our dear friend. I love you Becky. Leslie Jo Bell Nelson

Pamala Aston

Posted at 09:31pm
So sorry for your earthly loss of Becky, but heaven has gained a sweet angel. I worked with Becky for a lot of years in the NICU and loved her caring spirit for those sweet babies that she cared for and their families. She loved visiting with the graduates at the reunion and seeing them grow up. She will be missed
CE

Chantel Ellertson

Posted at 12:30am
Rebecca Jane Taylor, or Becky as we knew her, was born on March 20, 1954 in Payson, Utah to Phyllis and Frank Taylor. The first few years of her life she lived in Spanish Fork in her Grandparents basement. Then her family built a house in Mapleton. Where she grew up. Becky went to Springville High School and graduated in 1972.
After graduating from Springville High School, Becky attended BYU and earned her LNP and started working at Utah Valley Hospital. Becky worked in the newborn nursery and loved every minute of it. She even took care of all her nieces when they were born. She even gave us our very first bath. After a few years Becky decided to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and went back to school. She moved to Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah. While attending the U of U, she worked at LDS Hospital in the orthopedic ward. In 1983 she graduated from the U of U and moved back to Provo. Where she started working at Utah Valley Hospital in the Newborn ICU. Becky really enjoyed working in the NICU and she was good at it. While working there she got to know all the families really well. Becky, along with some of the other nurses started holding yearly reunions for these families. She loved to see how all the babies she took care of were growing up. These were one of the highlights of her summers.
While working as a NICU nurse Becky was asked to go to China to take supplies and teach the nurses and doctors there how to take care of premature babies. Becky made two of these trips. She enjoyed every minute of these trips. She especially liked getting to take extra suitcases to take the supplies in, because then she could fill those suitcases full of the treasures from her travel.
Becky Loved to travel. She traveled all over the world. She went to China, Europe, South America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and all over the Continental United States. Beck went on many cruises with Grandma and Grandpa. They even went on a wild cruise around Cape Horn, on the southern tip of South America. The oceans currents are very strong there. While they were on the cruise the waves became so bad that a grand piano on the cruise ship flipped over. Grandma got very seasick, but luckily the locals had a special tea to cure her sea sickness. Becky collected art, trinkets and books from all her travels and proudly displayed them in her house. She loved when my kids would ask her what they were and where they came from. Her eyes would light up as she told them about her adventures.
Becky loved to be outside. She loved to go camping with grandma and grandpa and traveled to many places in their motorhome. She also loved to go to the cabin. One time she decided to go to the cabin all by herself for some peace and quiet. This trip was neither. While she was up there a bear decided to visit the cabin. It came right up on the porch and held her hostage in the cabin. The bear hung around all day. After that Becky didn’t go to the cabin alone anymore.
Becky also loved to spend time in her garden. She always had a beautiful garden. I remember helping her do yard work. She used to have a creek that ran alongside her yard. Our favorite yardwork was weeding the flower beds next to the creek because we got to wade in the creek while we were weeding. It was great until a water snake would appear.
I remember many family BBQ’s we had in Becky’s back yard. We would follow the paths in her yard and throw sticks and rocks in the creek. We had a good time exploring her yard. We had many family dinners at Becky’s house. She loved celebrating birthdays and holidays. I think Christmas was her favorite holiday. She would spend days decorating her house. She had a huge Christmas village that she added to every year. It would take up her entire dining room table and go out from there. It was amazing. She would even let us help her decorate Christmas cookies. These cookie decorating sessions usually ended up with her kitchen being a complete mess. I think we got frosting from one end of the kitchen to the other.
I have many fond memories of Aunt Becky. She was a special part of our lives. She will be greatly missed.
KF

Karen Kristen Fairbairn

Posted at 02:47pm
Becky was such a beautiful person. She was smart, caring, and filled with compassion. We are so glad in our hearts that we made a trip to see the family at Becky's home. Loved our Olive Garden lunch and sharing memories. We are sad at losing her at such a young age.

Mike & Kris Fairbairn
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