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Lettie Missilva Taylor was born on July 6, 1933 in Hollywood, California.  Her parents were Joseph Dean Lauritzen and Beulah Hunt. 


Soon after her birth, Mom and her family moved to Short Creek and later to Hurricane where she graduated from Hurricane High School.  From there, she attended College at Northern Arizona University. 

During this time, she met and married Larry Taylor.  Mom and Dad had three children.  Greg (deceased), Linette and Leona.  The family made their home in Scottsdale, Arizona.Mom spent the next 25 years until her retirement working at Tally Industries in Mesa, Arizona doing data reduction.  Mom loved her children more than anything in the world.   She worked hard at teaching them the type of values she knew would always be important in their lives.Mom loved to read and also had a great sense of adventure.  She loved riding her motorcycle especially with her oldest grandson sitting behind her.  She even made sure they had matching helmets.  She could be found camping on the beach in Mexico or camping in the mountains.  She hiked the Grand Canyon, loved to fly in helicopters and enjoyed playing the piano. 

Three years ago, Mom moved to Meadow to be closer to her family.  She grew to love the little town of Meadow.  In her later years, she became interested in writing books.  She wanted children to learn to love reading as much as she did.  Mom was thrilled when she was able to get her first children’s book published.  Mom had a deep love for and a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ.  She served faithfully in many different callings.  While serving as Relief Society President, Mom was even known on many occasions to share food from her own pantry with other ward members in need.  She would share her testimony with anyone willing to listen.  Mom was a great example of honesty and was not afraid to speak her mind and stand up for her beliefs. 

We are so proud of her and love her so very much.  Until we meet again Mom.Lettie is survived by her daughters,  Linette Labrum (Jeff) of Fillmore and Leona Staples (Lou, deceased) of Saginaw Michigan.  Grandchildren Aaron Labrum (Jessica) of Olympia Washington, Robert Labrum (Bonnie) of Phoenix Arizona, Bethany and Lucas Labrum of Fillmore, Justin Staples (Lorriane) of Flint, Michigan, Renee Staples of Saginaw, Michigan and three great granddaughters.  Emma Lou Staples, Annalisse Aponte and Isabel Labrum.

Funeral services will be held Saturday July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Meadow LDS Church.  Friends may visit before the service from 10 - 11 a.m. 

Interment in the Meadow Town Cemetery.