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Georgia Mae (Honkala) Taylor

 

December 12, 2019



WASHINGTON, Utah. — Georgia Mae (Honkala) Taylor, 77, lost her battle with cancer on Dec. 9, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Bessemer, Mich., to George and Marge Honkala, She enjoyed life to the fullest and made many trips back to Bessemer to see her family and friends here.

After graduating from high school, Georgia moved to Banning, Calif., where she stayed with friends. There she met her husband, Lee Taylor, after one and a half years of dating, they married.

Georgia worked many different jobs.

While her husband was deployed in Germany during the Vietnam War, Georgia gave birth to their first child. After the war ended, Georgia, inspired by her mother-in-law, decided to become a nurse. First she supported her husband Lee to get his engineering degree. In 1982, Georgia finally completed her nursing degree. They raised their family in Richfield, Utah.

Georgia loved serving hand helping others. She brought love and hope wherever she went. Throughout her life as a nurse, Georgia received calls day and night from friends, family and community, asking for help and advice.

Georgia was a wonderful grandmother, traveling to every birthday and event in her grandchildren’s lives. She is survived by her husband, Lee; sons, Mark (Sarah) Taylor, Adam (Maureen) Taylor; grandchildren, Austin, John, Eve, Jordon, Alainus, Mara, Maeveen and Mark; brother, Ladd E. (Sue) Honkala; and many cousins and friends in Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shere; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Speilberry Mortuary. Internment will follow at Donaquint Cemetery.

Live video streaming and replay is available at webcast.funeralrecording.com. Event #24716, password: GMT2019.

 
 

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