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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