Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Kaye Marie Taylor Memorial
Kaye Marie Taylor Memorial

Kaye Marie Taylor

Kaye Marie Taylor

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Kaye M. Taylor, 77, a resident of Mount Vernon, WA, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on November 1, 2017.

Kaye was born on February 13, 1940 in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lester & Darlene (Polglaze) Buckwalter.  She was raised and attained her education in Beloit, graduating from high school with the class of 1958.

Kay’s parents separated when she was a child and her mother later married Harold Kelton, who was a loving step-father.

Kaye worked for Avis Car Rental in Atlanta, GA and for the Lighthouse Travel Agency in Boca Raton, FL.

Kaye met Robin Taylor in Seattle and they were united in marriage in Sedro-Woolley, WA in 1976. For the next 30 years they made their home in Wrangell and Juneau, Alaska and Kaye worked as an insurance agent and then in Robin’s law office in Wrangell.  For many years she was the director of the Mental Health and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program for the State of Alaska.   Kaye & Robin returned to the Skagit Valley in 2007.

Kaye loved to entertain and was a phenomenal hostess.  She enjoyed traveling, and accompanied Robin on many of his political trips throughout Alaska, and playing the slot machines hoping for the big payout.

Kaye is survived by her husband, Robin, of Mount Vernon; step-son, Robin Taylor and wife Michelle of Bellingham, WA; step-daughter, Tracy Crowley and husband Robert of Redmond, WA; step-grandchildren, Anya & Rachel Taylor and Mitchel & Duncan Crowley; step-father, Harold Kelton of Zebulon, NC; step-brothers, John Kelton of Zebulon, NC and Robert Kelton of Miami, FL and their families; mother-in-law, Jessie Taylor of Sedro-Woolley; sister-in-law, Patricia Churchill of Mount Vernon and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Northwest and NW Resources for their care for Kaye, and a special acknowledgement to her nieces Susan & Sarah and step-brother John.  The extensive love, care and friendship given by Carol Haaseth and Freda Anders was a godsend.  Memorials in honor of Kaye are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest or do a ‘Pay it Forward’ gesture for someone in her name.

A Graveside Inurnment service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery, followed by a Life Celebration gathering at the family home.  In addition, a Life Celebration service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Wrangell with Pastor Jeanett Colvart officiating. A fellowship will follow at the Wrangell Elks Lodge. Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Kaye and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com


  • Mercedes Angerman (Jr.)

    Robin, I was saddened to hear of Kaye’s passing. I have such fond memories of her kindness during your time in Wrangell. She always had a smile. Know I am thinking of you during this difficult time of loss.

  • Chere Klein

    Robin and family,
    We are very sorry that you have lost your sweetheart, Kaye. Please know that you are in the thoughts of both our families.
    Loren Enright family & Chere Klein family

  • Andy and Peggy Rauwolf

    Peggy and I send you our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful wife Kaye. It has been many years since we’ve been together but have wonderful memories of her sincere friendship, caring, and happy spirit.