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Myrna Taylor

POLSON — Myrna Maughan Taylor was born on June 23, 1955, in Lewiston, Idaho. Myrna passed away on June 24, 2020, in Polson. Myrna was the seventh child of William Rex Maughan, and Julia Marie Smith Maughan. She attended grade school in Round Butte. When she was in the second grade the family moved to Ronan so she could finish school and she graduated in the class of 1973 from Ronan High School.

Myrna was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at age eight. She served in many church callings such as playing the piano for Junior Sunday School primary and MIA. She also played the organ for Senior Sunday School. She also taught primary and was a ward missionary.

Myrna was a kind person, a peacemaker and not a fighter. Growing up in a large family of 13 siblings, she learned to work hard from a young age.

On Oct. 29, 1977, she was married to Timothy A. Taylor in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Myrna taught piano lessons, raised a huge garden, painted, sewed quilts, did genealogy, and did a paper route for many years. She grew a lot of her own food, canned and dehydrated, and froze it all. She had a very green thumb. She wanted to be very self-reliant, like her family.

Myrna’s first home remodel was in Uniontown, Washington. She was using a broken hammer and a dull saw. She gave great back rubs with essential oils. She worked on her home in Ronan for many years. She added on an addition and remodeled the old portion. 

Myrna’s siblings are Sheila, Sandra, Diane, Mary, Janet, Karen, Judy, Bill, Shirley, Joanne, John, Sherry, and David.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy A. Taylor; her children, Jason (Kari), Benjamin (Tristin), Abraham (Alisha), Mary Ann (Deric), and Hyrum. Myrna loved her many grandchildren and her one great-grandchild.

Myrna’s graveside service was held at the Ronan Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be shared with the family online at: www.lakefuneralhomeandcremation.com. Arrangements were made by The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.

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