Carol Virginia Taylor
Carol Virginia Taylor
  • July 2, 1934 - August 11, 2017
  • Firth, Idaho

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Carol Virginia Johnson Taylor, 83, of Firth, Idaho,passed away Aug. 11, 2017, at University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a courageous battle with a brain aneurysm. She was born July 2, 1934, in Shelley, Idaho, to Roy and Henrietta (Madsen) Johnson. She was raised and attended school in Shelley. She was married to the love of her life, John David Taylor, in Blackfoot, Idaho, on Feb. 6, 1953. They were married for 52 years before John passed away in 2005.

Carol helped her husband manage their welding, trucking and excavation business for many years while raising their seven children.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a humble Christian with a strong belief in her heavenly father. Carol was a gentle, caring and kind person, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a very-hardworking homemaker and always kept a beautiful home. Her love of plants and flowers was evident in her well-kept yard. Carol was a wonderful cook and guests never left her home with an empty stomach. She was always available to help others through tough times and gave great direction and advice. Carol loved spending time with her family and friends especially spending time with her grandchildren watching them dancing and singing and being silly. They and many acquaintances will miss this wonderful woman.

Carol is survived by seven children: John L. Taylor (Pam), of Ridgecrest, California; Lonny D. Taylor (Valerie), of Blackfoot, Idaho; Ed Taylor (Debbie), of Florence, Montana; Steve D. Taylor (Traci), of Firth, Idaho; Cory L. Taylor, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Trina K. Cammack (Bryan), of Firth, Idaho; Becky J. Mullahy (Brian), of Holladay, Utah. Carol is also survived by her brother, Ross Johnson (Ellen), of Iona, Idaho; a sister-in-law, Lillian Johnson, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in her death by her husband, John D. Taylor; her mother and father; brothers, Doyle Johnson, Billy Johnson, Neal Johnson, Bobby Johnson; sisters, Shirley Mitchell, Buelah Converse, Pauline Miles, Idona Shilriff, June Miller, Betty Olson; two daughters-in-law, Pam Taylor, Debbie Taylor; and one great-granddaughter, Blakelyn D. Cederburg.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St., Idaho Falls, Idaho. A visitation will be between 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Services will be conducted by Pastor Rick Brown, of Watersprings Church of Idaho Falls. Interment will follow at Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery in Shelley, Idaho. Online condolences may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2676 S. Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705.

Carol's family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses of the NCCU of the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah; the flight crew of Air Idaho Rescue of Idaho Falls, Idaho; as well as the doctors and nurses of the emergency department of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.