Beryl Jean Pierce Taylor passed away on March 10, 2023, at the age of 29! Jean was born to Ima Mae and Earl Ray Pierce in Morris, Texas. Jean married Martin L. Taylor in Reno, Nevada, on August 7, 1964. But they never celebrated that as their anniversary after they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on September 3, 1988.
Jean enjoyed taking care of her family. Caring for children was one of her favorite pastimes. She raised at least 20 grand and great-grandchildren. Not to mention all the other children she welcomed into her home as her own. She loved quilting, gardening, working in her yard, and on her flowers. She was known for her 7-foot sunflowers. She made friends wherever she went. There was never a quick trip to the grocery store because she had never met a stranger. There was never a woman who loved her annual trips to Disneyland to Soar over California, sit on her porch, laugh on the Tower of Terror, or spend time with her grandkids more than her. Where she really worked her magic was in the kitchen! You knew when you had arrived at her house based on the delicious scents alone. She always had her hands at work in the kitchen, making wonderful pies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, dumplings, and her signature dinner rolls. She refused to have there be any empty stomachs in her house, her kindness knowing no bounds when it came to visitors. Feeding people was always part of how she showed her love for those who entered her home. She delighted in teaching her family, many of her grandkids circling to try and roll a pie crust or decorate a sugar cookie. Her greatest lesson was teaching them to draw close to the Savior. She savored every opportunity to serve, having been called as a Primary teacher, Young Women's President, Compassionate service leader, Scout leader, cannery service worker, and Ordinance Worker in the Vernal Utah Temple, which became her favorite place to get lost in. Beyond callings, she took serving as her life calling. Never a neighbor to be lonely or a missionary misses a meal.
Beryl was a style icon. No one had more voluminous hair, perfect pearls, stunning turquoise jewelry, or a smoother-tied neckerchief. Her beauty was part of her charm, and she was always willing to share it. Adorning her daughter in silver hoops and heels, her granddaughters in scarfs, vests, and bracelets, and her grandsons in excellent ties and cowboy hats. Friendship added light to her life; she always looked forward to her yearly visits and weekly phone calls with her lifelong best friend, Lyla. She carried a wind of peace and would always give the best advice, and could calm anyone in their stressed or panicked moments. Some of her favorite memories were the phone calls with her grandchildren, always quick to help or listen. She was a force of nature and impacted anyone she encountered. We are confident she was welcomed into heaven with a long line of people waiting for her joyous and triumphant return.
She is survived by her treasured and eternal companion, Martin L. Taylor, her beloved daughter Jennifer (Brandon) Chandler, and her children Marty-Jean (BJ) Partridge, Frank-Matthew (Josie) Chandler, Katherine-Marie (Alex) Migliori, Sarah-Elizabeth, Amber-Rae, and Makayla-Jean Chandler. Her dear grandchildren: Daphnie (Kelly) Black, their children Beau (Sarah) Black, Brady (Kadi) Black, Emmalie (Landon) Davies, and Rhett Black; Gary Jr. (Crystal) Jensen, their children Summer (Quinn) Bigler and Kallie Jensen; Crystal Ann Jensen Moffitt and her children Clayton Nelson, Lexi Green, and Annika Moffitt. Great-Grandchildren Wyatt, Morgunn, and Virgil Partridge, Michael and Colton Black, Blake Black, and Ava Davies. Numerous other loved family members have not been named.
An intimate, private family service was held on March 18, 2023, at noon in Vernal, Utah. Services under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
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