Linda Lee (Tenney) Taylor
|Posted 2018-02-13 by Judy Wight Branson|
|The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Sunday, February 11 2018, page 8a
Linda Lee Taylor Tenney was born in Levan, Utah, Dec. 26, 1944. She
was delivered by a midwife in this small Utah town in a private home
the day after Christmas. A late but special Christmas present. She
was the daughter of Heber Taylor and Vinese Shepherd.
Linda is survived by three older siblings, Ethel, Grant and Brent.
Linda attended grade school in Levan and high school in Nephi, Utah,
graduating in 1963. She enjoyed her high school days, especially
being chosen as senior ball queen.
Linda attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, after high
school, graduating in 1968.
Linda met her husband, Carl, at BYU, and they were married Sept. 6,
1966, in Manti, Utah. They lived in Wyoming, Arizona, and Utah
during their 51 years of marriage. Together they had five children,
Cindy, Tad, Juliann, Tyler and Amy. Linda is survived by her
husband, Carl; their five children and their 21 grandchildren.
Throughout her life, Linda was an active member of The Church of
Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. She served the Church as Relief
Society President, Young Women’s President, and Primary President at
various times in her life. She loved the Lord very much, and lived a
One highlight of her life was to serve as a full-time missionary for
her Church with her husband, Carl, for 18 months in Brooklyn and New
York City in 2014 and 2015, working primarily with young adults.
Linda was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in both
Arizona and Utah.
Linda loved to sew, to read, and to write. She wrote several
articles, which were published in the Ladies Circle and the
children’s Friend magazines. She also composed beautiful songs.
Linda also loved to take a good walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery
and sunshine in both Arizona and Utah. Her favorite time of the year
was the fall, when the beautiful colored leaves appear.
Linda was also known as a great cook and a great hostess. Many
friends and family members have shared a pleasant meal and a
wonderful evening with Linda. She was known as an excellent
listener. She was loved by all who knew her.
Linda’s life centered on her family. She loved to travel many miles
to spend days with various family members and to see her
grandchildren perform in special events.
Linda passed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning Feb.
6, 2018, at her home in Hooper, Utah, at the age of 73, of an
apparent heart attack due to complications from lymphoma cancer.
A viewing will be held at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W. 5600
South, Roy, Utah, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
Funeral services for Linda will be held in Prescott, Arizona, at the
Prescott LDS Sandretto Chapel, 1101 Sandretto Drive, at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, with interment to follow in the Odd Fellows
Cemetery in Prescott.
A viewing will be held at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St.,
Prescott, Arizona, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, and also from
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 17, at the Sandretto
Chapel, prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the LDS
Humanitarian Aid Fund through a local LDS ward.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at
Information provided by survivors.
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