Betty Lou Taylor, age 75, a longtime resident of Concrete, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
She was born July 31, 1938 to Charles “Hobe” and Erla (Biggerstaff) Holyfield in Sedro-Woolley. Growing up in Concrete, she was in the Concrete High School Band, playing the clarinet, when they were nationally recognized, making a record of their efforts. After graduation in 1956, she worked for the Baker Dam on the upper Skagit River, where she met Lenoir Taylor, and they were married in 1961 in Concrete.
Betty enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking, doing crafts, feeding the hummingbirds, reading, and knitting, but mostly following her grandkids around in their sporting events and babysitting. She also enjoyed a bit of fun at the casinos with her sisters. She was the longtime Treasurer of the Forest Park Cemetery Board, and was a former member of the “Firettes” with the Grassmere Fire District 10. Betty took good care of their dog, Missy, feeding her a hot meal daily, and enjoying her ice cream.
Betty is survived by her husband of 53 years, Grady Lenoir Taylor; daughter Kelli and her husband, Rick Hinds, of Phoenix, AZ; son, Rick and his wife, Sherri Taylor, of Concrete; grandchildren, Sabrina and her husband, Joey Peninger, of Sedro-Woolley, Tyler Knopf, of Phoenix, Raymond, Sonny and Nicole Taylor, all of Concrete; great granddaughter, Jaycee Peninger, and another on the way; sisters, Mary Johnson and Norma Bianchini.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie, and brothers in law, Tom Johnson and Armand Bianchini.
A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete, with Pastor Bruce Martin presiding. Following the Graveside Service, the family invites friends to join them in a Potluck reception, at the Grassmere Fire Hall.