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Caroline R. Taylor

July 8, 1936 — July 16, 2023

El Paso


Caroline Rich Taylor 

July 8, 1936 - July 16, 2023


With heavy hearts, we announce that Caroline Rich Taylor, mom, sister, aunt, grandma, and great grandma, left this world for a better place. Caroline passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on July 16, 2023, due to complications resulting from Mantel Cell Lymphoma. She also struggled with Alzheimer's for the last 5 years.


Caroline was born July 8, 1936, to Kenneth C. Rich and Hazel A. Tueller, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Magna, Utah with her dad, mom, and sister Kaye. 

Caroline married her sweetheart and true love, Richard M. Taylor on September 16, 1955, in the Salt Lake City LDS temple. Caroline was a dedicated wife and mother. She supported all her husband's many endeavors including many years of schooling. She raised four wild boys who all turned out to be wonderful, upstanding, righteous men. Along with being a fantastic wife and wrestling four boys, she was very dedicated to her religion, as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many different roles, such as Cub Scout leader, Relief Society president and teacher, Primary president and teacher, Sunday School teacher, and roadshow director. But her favorite was helping the brides when they came to the LDS Logan temple to get married. She also supported her husband in his many callings.


She served many people throughout her life. Caroline was a caring, loving person, and her love was unconditional. She would do anything for her family. She had a love for crafts and enjoyed making ceramics, oil painting, scrapbooking, sewing, and creating handmade cards, among others --she was a talented artist. She also enjoyed miniatures and had a dollhouse she loved to decorate with many pieces she and her husband would make together. Caroline loved collecting owl figurines and she had dozens of them around the house. Another favorite pastime was hours spent reading mystery books and the scriptures. She loved showing off her family. As her family grew so did the pictures on her bedroom wall filling up all space from floor to ceiling. She had a great love for all her family, all of whom were very important to her. She will be greatly missed.


Caroline left behind sons R. James Taylor (Marcelina), David B. Taylor (Tricia), Jay D. Taylor (Julia), and Brian E. Taylor (Dukyong), sister Kaye Anderson, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.


She has reunited with her sweetheart and husband of 63 years, Richard M. Taylor, mother Hazel A. Tueller, father Kenneth C. Rich, sister Erlyn Rich, brothers-in-law David Ensign, Sheldon Anderson, and Robert Taylor, sister-in-law Carol Ensign, grandson James Taylor, and great-grandson Jacob D. Taylor.


Funeral services will be held July 29, 11:00 AM at the LDS church building located at 4634 W. Harmon Dr., 3700 S., West Valley City, Utah. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park, in West Valley City, Utah.


The services will be live streamed on Zoom, meeting ID 934 9474 9917 with a passcode of 466201. Link:


Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home- Americas


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