Sarah Diantha Reed Taylor, 37, passed away on Wednesday, July 27. She was born May 4, 1979, in Ventura, California, to William C. and Linda Gappmayer Reed. She married Dale Taylor on June 14, 2003, in St. George, Utah.
Sarah lived in Oxnard, California, until 1991 when her family moved to Bakersfield, California. She graduated from Stockdale High School and was an LDS Seminary graduate. Sarah worked at a variety of jobs: deli counter, sandwich artist, medical assistant, paint mixer and pizza maker. The only career she ever wanted, though, was that of wife and mother. Sarah loved babies and old people. She was naturally compassionate and was a blessing in the lives of her elderly grandparents for whom she cared until their deaths in 2013 and 2014.
She was an excellent cook. She enjoyed replicating her favorite restaurant meals at home, often with superior results. She taught her boys to do their best at school, taking great pride in their hard work. Although recurring health problems kept her from being as active as she would have liked, she was a bright light in the lives of everyone who knew her well. Sarah was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Her family meant everything to her – the family she came from, the family she created and the family who welcomed her with open arms when she married Sean.
Her passing has left a hole in our hearts that is filled with the bright hope of our Savior’s love.
She is survived by her husband, Sean Taylor, of St. George, Utah; her sons Ashton, Alva and Ezra; her parents, William and Linda Reed of Bakersfield, California; her brother Carl Reed of Bakersfield, California; her sister Eliza Clement of Wylie, Texas; her sister Emily White of San Antonio, Texas; her sister Clare Rossetto of Bakersfield, California, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Louis and Shirleen Gappmayer of St. George, Utah, and Hershall and Edith Reed of Amarillo, Texas.
- Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Morningside LDS Chapel, 879 S. River Road, St. George, Utah.
- Viewings will be Monday, Aug. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., and on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Chapel, prior to services.
- Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.
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