Betty J. Taylor, 91, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday morning, February 12, 2016 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
She was born on February 6, 1925 in Escanaba, daughter to Henry and Lillian Beaumier. Betty graduated from Escanaba High School in 1943.
On October 28, 1950, Betty married Arnold Taylor at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba.
Betty worked for Britton Hall Insurance Agency for five years and also for the U.S. Army Recruitment office for two years.
She was a volunteer for the CCD program for St. Anne’s Church, Holy Name Band Boosters, and St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 20 years.
Betty enjoyed square dancing, snowmobiling, and sewing for her children and grandchildren was a joy of her life. She traveled extensively in the United States and she especially enjoyed the trips to Alaska and Ireland with her husband. Betty also loved the many summer camping trips and meeting for lunch with her high school friends for many years.
Among survivors include her husband, Arnold of Escanaba; Ann (Dale) Ford of Gladstone, Dave (Sue) Taylor of Gaylord, Mary (Todd) Hurley of Escanaba; grandchildren, Shawn (Chantel) Curtin, Rev. Ryan Ford, Hayley Ford, Ben Taylor and Catherine Taylor; brother, Dr. John (Mary Jane) Beaumier; brother in law, Joe Grondine; sister in law, Pat Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister in law, Lionel and Vi Beaumier; sisters, Marcella Flagstadt and Mary Lou Grondine; and grandson, John Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother in law, Eli and Jennie Taylor; brothers in law, Roy and Ken Taylor and sisters and brothers in law, Olive and Mel Racicot and Elaine and Maurice Gauthier.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16th at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church with her grandson, Rev. Ryan Ford and Rev. Francis DeGroot concelebrating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bishop Noa Home or St. Vincent de Paul Society.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Taylor family.